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What is the setting of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"?
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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.
Posted by litchick2011 on March 23, 2009 at 7:42 AM (Answer #1)
in their house
Posted by answerskid on September 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM (Answer #2)
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