What does the piano represent and how its symbolic meaning shows Jing-Mei's feelings about the relationship with her mother in "Two Kinds"?
Jing-mei (June) has mixed feelings about her mother, just as the two parts of the song show a happy child and an unhappy child. The piano represents the barrier between them.
Jing-mei is Chinese American, and the daughter of immigrants. Her mother desperately wants Jing-mei to succeed.
My mother believed you could be anything you wanted to be in America. .. You could become instantly famous.
Unfortunately, Jing-mei does not seem to have any talents. At first, Jing-mei is just as excited as her mother at figuring out her new talent. She pictures them in her head, trying “each one on for...
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