Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

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In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” Jin-Mei mother had dreams as she was coming to America. “My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. You could open restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement. You could buy a house with almost no money down. You could become rich. You could become instantly famous” (Tan 377). She is not alone. There are many people who come to America to make all these dreams come true. They all come with their children with the hope of finding a better life, to get away from the insecurities in their countries. However, parents who immigrate to America can put too much pressure on their children to fulfil the parents ‘dream, and by putting too much pressure on their children it leads the children to live a limited life with less choices.
This story is about a mother and daughter who came to America to find a better life. They moved from china. In the story the mother wants to turn her daughter into a “prodigy” so she can be famous. The mother works as a housekeeper, and she “Believes you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan 377). In this quote one can see that the mother believed, but just not for her; instead, she believed that her daughter will have the American life. After work she would collect old magazines from her job and look through them to find new talents for Jin-Mei. The mother was so eager to find at least one thing was good at but she came up short. By doing that Jin-Mei became very…

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