The mother had stated that there are only two types of daughters. Jing Mei realized that her mother only meant that she could be an obedient child by listening to her mother while at the same time follow her own heart and want her own prodigy in life. The last paragraph in this story also indicates the theme of two halves being equal to one. Her mother only wanted her to use the capability she knew she had. She had come to America in after losing everything in china. The main character of the story is Jing Mei Amy Tan who is also the protagonist in the story.
The book is divided into four interconnected segments with each of them containing a group of stories which can stand alone themselves. While the author had intended the book to be a short-story In Amy Tan's story '' Two Kinds '', a narrator, Jing-mei, is a Chinese American girl who struggles to find her identity, which is resulted from the conflict with her Chinese immigrant mother who imposes the American dream on her daughter. The conflict between Jing-mei and her mother is caused by her mother The family composes of the oppressive mother, Mrs
Jing-mei, a second-generation Chinese daughter, deals with her own internal conflict as well as an external conflict with her mother. The internal effort to find her true self is a lesson Jing-mei will have to discover, as she gets older. Throughout the story, Amy Tan represents the theme that parents cannot control their children, but can only guide them.
I hate you, Meanie! In the same way, Waverly has this rebelling personality. An example is when she becomes very frustrated with her mother towards the end of the story and runs away. She shows her darker side here by being frustrated at her mother and she also disrespects her Chinese heritage of respecting her parents. She always tried to put ego down, she may not have meant it but she did.