What is a good summary of the short story "Two Kinds"?
“Two Kinds” by Amy Tan is a short story that takes the belief in the American Dream to the extreme. Told by a first person narrator, the story recalls the childhood of young girl who is the child of Chinese immigrants. The mother works cleaning the homes of those more fortunate and she is intent on her daughter becoming a child prodigy. Before leaving war torn China, the mother lost a set of twins, and now wants to see her Chinese American daughter succeed but at a steep price. At first, the daughter believes in becoming a child prodigy and shares her mother’s enthusiasm, scouring through second hand magazines for stories of children who were...
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