"Two Kinds" is a short story from the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. It was
first published in 1989. The short story outlines the main character Jing-mei
Woo's childhood and ... Mo...
gets it tuned ... Why does Jing-mei's mother do housework for a retired piano
teacher? She get ... Did Tyrone Power play the piano in The Eddie Duchan Story
Nov 26, 2010 ... Does that mean she could be both and still be one? ... The two pieces of music
that Jing-Mei plays at the end of the story are called "Pleading ...
Jul 8, 2014 ... In "Two Kinds," what happens when Jing-mei plays the piano in front of an
audience? ... Mrs. Woo decides that Jing-mei will play the piano well; in order to
... However, at the end of the story (almost thirty years later) Jing-mei ...
Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson. ... How
does Jing-mei's growth over the course of “Two Kinds” contribute to the
development .... The piano represents Jing-mei's renewed sense of her mother's
belief that ... of her story; the other half of the story is that of a “perfectly contented”
In this story, the narrator, Jing-mei, resists her overbearing mother's desire to
make her ... Jing-mei, into a musical prodigy so that she will be able to brag to her
friend ... Such a cruel and hurtful statement silences her mother and ends the
Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end of the lesson: How do
the ... Telling her own story, Jing-mei sees her past differently and comes to a
new .... How does what Jing-mei learns in her piano lessons compare to what her
When Jing-mei sets out to tell her half-sisters Suyuan's story, she also has this ...
does so, and then ends up feeling bereft after she learns of his infidelity. ... So,
too, does Suyuan take an extra job cleaning the house of a family with a piano, ...
Throughout the story, her mother repeatedly pressures Jing-mei to be ... she
believes that anything can be accomplished and she uses her daughter as her
outlet to prove it. ... By the end of the story the outlook on these pressures take a
different turn. ... In this story, the piano symbolizes different things for the two of
In the beginning of the story, how did the beliefs and hopes of Jing-mei's mother
... What did Jing-mei find out about her piano teacher and how did that affect her