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Transcript of Two Kinds
Goes against her mother Tan, Amy. "About Me and My Family." Amy Tan. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb 2013. <http://www.amytanauthor.com/THE_OFFICIAL_WEBSITE_of_AMY_TAN/Welcome.html>. Pleading Child and Perfectly Contented. 2008. Web. 23 Feb 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAK88L6CQ_o>. Antagonist
Moved to San Francesco in 1949
A typical Chinese mother
Constantly compares her daughter
Forces Jing-Mei to play the piano
Gives up and backs off at the end. The Mother Waverly Jong “Chinatown’s Littlest Chinese Chess Champion.”
The typical perfect Chinese daughter
Grew up with Jing Mei and compared to her
Arrogant, Old Chong looks tired, lost most of his hair, thick glasses.
Pleased and satisfied with Jing Mei’s progress.
shouts out “Bravo” at the recital Auntie Lindo Flat character.
Fiends with Jing Mei’s mother
Laughs at Jing Mei and her mother NEA Big Read: Meet Amy Tan. Writ. Amy Tan. 2010. Web. 23 Feb 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YLz3c4VI8>. Proud of her daughter Stereotypical character Flat and static character.
A retired piano teacher;
Deaf. Conflicts Mother's self-conflict.
Mother vs the world.
Mother vs Child.
Mother vs Lindo Jong Piano Introduction Climax Theme Identity Mother-daughter relationship Cultural and generation differences Setting 1950's - 1970's San Francisco China town Atmosphere: mild humor. San Francisco 1949, a prodigy (force, pressure) Introduction Rising Action 1 Chinese Shirley Temple – Peter Pan hair cut
2 Amazing children stories – test
3 The Ed Sullivan Show – A little Chinese girl (9 years old) – Piano lessons
4 Mr. Chong (deaf, retire piano teacher) – Wrong notes
5 Jing Mei’s mother and Waverly’s mother – Proud of daughter
6 Talent show – Parents’ hope – Perform terrible Rising Action Falling Action Climax Jing Mei and her mother argue Falling Action The mother gives the piano to Jing Mei Symbols:
Songs Literary Devices Teaches Jing Mei Hope Resolution Resolution “Pleading Child” and “Perfectly Contented” – realize to be success Chinese vs. American
Has hope at first to become a prodigy
Hates playing the piano.
Persistent while stubborn Dilemma Epiphany Immigrated to America