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An Interpretive Essay Two Kinds by Amy Tan Turning through pages of stories the words within them appear to be dimensionless and static As one begins reading a discovery of a spirited journey is made In the story Two Kinds written by Amy Tan a crucial component she created was the narrator The narrative voice develops the tone symbolism language and characters in the story which make the story come alive in your thoughts Jing-Mei is the narrator who is a daughter of a Chinese immigrant As the story advances her journey of struggle through the relationship with her overbearing mother is unraveled Instantly there is a closeness felt with Jing-Mei This is because of the part she plays as a protagonist You can understand what she is going through because she is portraying a storyteller She is a first person narrator who helps you see out of the eyes of a young Chinese American girl The way in which she addresses herself with the pronoun I and her mother as she show that the words and thoughts are a part of her As Jing-Mei speaks about a time in her childhood when her mother pushed her to become a prodigy there are recognizable immature qualities she possessed She was highly imaginative and satisfied with the ongoing process to become perfect The words she used were highly vibrant images She fantasizes of being like the Christ child lifted out of the straw manger crying with holy indignity Her hope is to be perfect not for the reward of fame but for the love of her parents She wanted to make them happy and please them This is something that almost all children want to do As Jing-Mei wished more and more to be this type of super kid rebellion was inevitable This was also a trait borne out of her childishness While her mother wanted to create a genius she wanted to demolish her
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