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An angry and powerful girl glares back at Jing-Mei in the bathroom mirror Tan 1066 The girl is her newly discovered prodigy a force that comes from within that could potentially empower her to unlimited heights of personal growth and success Unfortunately Jing-Mei the daughter in Amy Tans Two Kinds only allows her will to manifest into a weapon of wonts to lash out at her mother with Tan 1066 She does not think to create goals of her own because her only drive is to prove her mother wrong act out in hurtful ways and sell herself short in the processJing-Mei is determined to prove to her mother self and family that her mother has no right to have pride and faith in her After bragging to her sister about how her daughter plays the piano day and night Jing-Meis mother and piano teacher Mr Chong arrange to have her perform at a talent show Paving the way for her mothers shame and her own embarrassment Jing-Mei does not apply herself to practicing and memorizing the piece she is to perform The night of her performance she is so taken with how pretty she looks that she forgets she cant possibly do well She is even surprised when she hit the first wrong note Tan 1070 Even though Jing-Mei is embarrassed and ashamed her lasting impression is her mothers devastated expression and damaged pride Jing-Mei sacrificing of her own pride succeeds in proving her mother wrong to allJing-Mei utilizes her will and perseverance as a weapon to hurt her mother with After the recital Jing-Mei feels disappointed Tan 1071 She wants her mother to react and start shouting so that so that she could blame her mother for her misery Tan 1071 Her mother silently retreats to her bedroom leaving Jing-Mei holding her own shame For two days nothing is mentioned about piano practice or the recital Jing-Mei
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