Two Kinds Essay

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Two Kinds compare/contrast Most children rebel against their mother or grandmother at some point in time. The characters in Amy Tan's "Two kinds" and my story were similar in this aspect. Although the way felt about our mother/grandmother, the reasons we rebelled, and the way we went about it are very different. On the other hand, in the end of the stories, both I and Ni-Kan had similar feeling towards our mother/grandmother. How Ni-Kan in "Two kinds" and my story felt about our mother/grandmother was completely different. Even though Ni-Kan rebelled, she still loved her mother. This was proven after the piano recital when she said "But my mother's expression is what devastated me." If she didn't love her mother the look wouldn't have bothered her. I on the other hand, didn't care for my grandmother. The proof of this comes when I viciously grabs her arm and then tells her to shut up. I even say that I resent her, because I felt completely detached. The reasons Ni-Kan and me rebelled are also very different. Ni-Kan rebelled because after seeing her mother's disappointed face over and over she said she felt "something inside begin to die." She thought that by rebelling her mother wouldn't expect that much from her and wouldn't be disappointed as often. She also thought her mother was trying to change her into something she wasn't so she said, "I won't let her change me... I won't be what I'm not." When I rebelled because I resented my grandmother and all the sacrifices she made for me. I also resented the fact that she thinks I need to do everything she said including who I should be friends with. I always remember first time I bring a friend from Africa she told him to get out my house N-word. The way we went about rebelling was totally different. Ni-Kan rebelled in a more subtle, loving manner. To rebel she pretended to be bored when her mother gave her

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