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What is the setting of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"?

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hajimini | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 23, 2009 at 7:25 AM via web

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What is the setting of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"?

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litchick2011 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted March 23, 2009 at 7:42 AM (Answer #1)

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We are told in the beginning of the story that Jing Mei's mother is a Chinese immigrant who came to San Francisco in 1949. The reader can assume that the story takes place here, and Amy Tan throws in descriptions of different locales - The Mission District, an ethnically diverse neighborhood in San Francisco, and the fact that Jing - Mei live on Sacramento Street in Chinatown - to clarify this. Using references like the Ed Sullivan Show, the reader could also assume that it is most likely the mid 1960s.

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answerskid | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM (Answer #2)

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in their house

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