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Two Kinds

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Transcript of Two Kinds

Two Kinds Amy Tan Amy Tan Born in California American-Chinese writer The Joy Luck Club First Novel: Mother: Daisy Tan Left three daughters behind Wrote fiction at age 33 Wanted Amy to be a doctor and a concert pianist Daisy Tan around age 18 Jing Mei The narrator and protagonist. Jing Mei's Mother The antagonist Waverly Jong Lindo Jong's daughter Dislike each other Jing Mei's Father Citations Mr.Chong Jing Mei's Piano teacher Lindo Jong Waverly's mother Close Friends Character Analysis Jing Mei Protagonist

Round Character

Peter-Pan haircut.

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
Round Character.
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.
Waverly’s mother.
Brags
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.
Child'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:
Piano
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
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