In the chapter titled "Two Kinds" from Amy Tan's novel The Joy Luck Club, what does the mother need from Jing Mei?

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In the chapter titled “Two Kinds” from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, the mother needs and/or desires various things from her daughter, including the following:

  • She desires Jing-Mei’s total commitment to any goal the mother sets for Jing-Mei.
  • She desires Jing-Mei’s cooperation and/or submission....

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In the chapter titled “Two Kinds” from Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club, the mother needs and/or desires various things from her daughter, including the following:

  • She desires Jing-Mei’s total commitment to any goal the mother sets for Jing-Mei.
  • She desires Jing-Mei’s cooperation and/or submission. As she phrases it,

“Only two kinds of daughers . . . . Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind! Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!”

  • She desires to make her own daughter competitive with the daughter of one of her friends.
  • She desires that Jing-Mei learn how to play the piano well enough to become famous and thereby enhance the mother’s social standing.
  • She desires that Jing-Mei will play impressively during her first public concert.

 

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