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Why is Jing-Mei able to get away with making a lot of mistakes on the piano?

Why is Jing-Mei able to get away with making a lot of mistakes on the piano?

Jing-Mei is able to get away with making a lot of mistakes when playing the piano because her piano teacher, Mr. Chong, is deaf and cannot see well….

What does Jing-Mei discover about herself how does this help develop the theme of the selection?

In paragraph 15 of “Two Kinds,” Jing-mei discovers her rejection of a parent-pleasing self and her acceptance of a strong and autonomous identity. She admits to hating and resenting the tests that her mother administers in order to make her daughter into a prodigy.

Why does Jing-Mei struggle to fill her mother’s place in the Joy Luck Club?

Mommy Issues. When Suyuan dies, Jing-mei has to fill her shoes, not only by replacing her at the Joy Luck Club, but by stepping up to fulfill her mother’s greatest wish: to meet Suyuan’s twin daughters and tell them about Suyuan’s life.

How does Jing Mei feel after the talent show?

After the talent show, Jing-Mei’s mother was devastated at her performance. Jing-Mei remembers the babies that her mother lot in China. She wishes that she had never been born, and she wishes that she were dead, like the babies. This prompts her mother to give up hope.

How does Jing Mei feel about her mother’s plans for her?

How does Jing-mei feel about her mother’s plans for her? At first, she likes it; then she is discouraged; and finally she resents her mother What happens when Jing-mei plays the piano in front of an audience? She plays all the wrong notes, messes up, and her performance is a total “flop”

What are the titles of Jing Mei Woo’s two kinds?

The song on the left-hand side of the page is called “Pleading Child”; the one on the right, “Perfectly Contented.” Suddenly, Jing-mei realizes that the two titles are two halves of the same song. This realization brings together the theme of the tension between mothers and daughters.

Why does Jing Mei Woo wish she was dead?

The weak applause and her parents’ disappointed looks reveal the unmistakable truth: Jing-mei is not a musical prodigy. As a result, Jing-mei is shocked when her mother expects her to continue practicing. During the ensuing quarrel, Jing-mei shouts the most hateful thing she can summon: “I wish I’d never been born! I wish I were dead! Like them!”

Why is America the land of opportunity for Jing Mei?

To Jing-mei’s mother, America is the Land of Opportunity. She has high hopes that her daughter will be a great success as a prodigy. She’s not precisely sure where her daughter’s talents lie, but she is sure that her daughter possesses great ability — it is simply a matter of finding the right avenue for Jing-mei’s talents.