Disappointment Essays

Amy Tan’s _two Kinds_

In Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds” we see the strained relationship between a Chinese immigrant mother and a first-generation American daughter. Throughout the text, Jing-mei’s mother continually pushes her to become a prodigy. She is so obsessive of her daughter’s excellence, that she does not see the emotional damage she creates. Jing-mei reacts negatively to the pressure. She becomes indifferent, angry, excited and hopeful; her emotions fluctuate, because she is in a perpetual struggle between her identity and the…

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Words Left Unspoken

When a story is trying to influence readers of the author’s way of thinking, there are several ways to convince the reader that the viewpoint is the right thing to do ? capturing the reader’s sympathy with detail examples and facts, and the author’s tone leaving the reader teary-eyed with compassion way long after the story is finished. Leah Hager Cohen’s “Words Left Unspoken” wants people to understand that being deaf may hinder a person, but it can also amplify…

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