“A Broken Tradition” The short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan is about contrasting ideals as the title suggests. A mother and daughter, Jing-mei, disagree consistently as they are divided by old traditions and new age cultures. Jing-mei’s mother has an ideal goal set for her daughter and what her daughter should achieve. Jing-mei resents her mother’s ideals about old traditions and new opportunities. This causes Jing-mei to do less than her best throughout her life as she grows into a Chinese woman of America.
Yale Law School professor Amy Chua has written the article. “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”. In the article she describes how she has raised her children and which methods she has used. She starts of by reeling off allot of things her children was not allowed to do things as: “attend a sleepover, watch TV or play computer games…” and so on. Amy Chua brings up the terms “Western parents” and “Chinese mother” she explains the differences between the two.
The Chinese mother Amy Chua is trying to justify how the Chinese parents are acting and defend the Chinese parenthood in an article which was posted in “the wall street journal”. Amy Chua is a Chinese/American mother who has two children who are brought up in Chinese manners. Amy Chua is justifying for that. She thinks that it is okay that the different cultures are uses different up-bringing methods and she sees the consequences in both sides. She says that the western parents think they are strict but they are not in her eyes.
The joy luck club by Amy Tan Analysis of the book The bond between a mother and daughter is very strong. It goes deeper than words can reach and continues beyond the grave. During life, however, it may not be at all comfortable; there may be battles and misunderstandings, impatience and anger. And if your mother was born in pre-Revolutionary China, and you were born in San Francisco in 1950, a child of two differing cultures, how do you explain your problems to her? How will she understand your feelings?
The book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is written by Amy. She provides the reader with various examples of how she raised her kids. She talks about raising them under a traditional Chinese parenting style while living in the United States. From an American perspective, Amy is seeing as a strict mother. From a Chinese perspective she is seen as a mother who was not strict enough.
The contents of their two books are the situation of Chinese American life experiences, family and difficulties within the generational problems that occur between mothers and daughters. In The Woman Warrior and The Joy Luck Club, mothers tell stories to their daughters. They turn to their own experiences and cultural values so their daughters can avoid a tragic fate in America. They talk about the past, the legends passed down from generations and the ghost stories based on the beliefs of Chinese culture. The two stories expose the fate of women suffering from patriarchy and sexism in China.
Amy Tan grew up with the persistent desire to become more “Americanized”. Critic, Bella Adams stated, “Although Americanization had it’s advantages…it also demanded that Amy ignore her Chinese cultural background, often out of shame.” As she matured, Amy became ashamed of her Chinese features, even attempting to sleep with a clothespin on her nose in order to “Westernize” her face (Adams NP). Adding to her lack of identity, at age fourteen Amy
Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society Chinese Cinderella And The Secret Dragon Society is one of the best known novels by the famous writer Adeline Yen Mah. It is an autobiography , fictional historical novel like Chinese Cinderella:The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter and Chinese Cinderella The Mystery of the Song Dynasty Painting. The story describes a real life event from World War II in China, but using imaginary characters. This book is set in China. It tells the story of a sad young girl.
The difference is a cultural divide between a mother born and raised in China and her American born daughter. Ni Kan’s mother wants her to be a prodigy in something, and she is not particular about what it is. She believes that you can control your destiny and become whatever you set your mind too. Believing this and wanting only the best for her daughter, Ni Kan’s mother pushes her to try everything from acting to playing the piano. She pressures her daughter to “try” it even though her daughter pushes away from it.
This can cause a child to be confused and stressed because of the love the child has for both parents. Those all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. For children, divorce can be negative emotion suck as bitterness, stress, sad, confusing, emotional pain, fear, feeling abandoned, feeling betrayed and loss of self-esteem. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. When their divorced parents keep on fighting.