In Two Kinds how does Jing-Mei prepare for the talent show?

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Jing-Mei Woo (who has the nickname of "June") prepares for the talent show by taking piano lessons from the deaf Mrs. Chong (who is a retired piano teacher).  Therefore, although June does prepare for the talent show, she certainly does not prepare well. Instead, June puts her hope in the...

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Jing-Mei Woo (who has the nickname of "June") prepares for the talent show by taking piano lessons from the deaf Mrs. Chong (who is a retired piano teacher).  Therefore, although June does prepare for the talent show, she certainly does not prepare well. Instead, June puts her hope in the idea that she is truly a "prodigy" and does not need too much practice.  It is June's mother who is most looking forward to the performance so that her daughter can show her great talent to the Joy Luck Club.  June has been told so often that she is a prodigy she "almost" believes it as the talent show begins.  Unfortunately, she gives a poor performance of Schumann's piece called "Pleading Child."  Only Mrs. Chong applauds for June.  Of course, June is not really a prodigy; therefore, her talent was not enough to impress June's mother and her friends.

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