Table of Contents
- 1 Why is Jing Mei able to get away with making a lot of mistakes on the piano quizlet?
- 2 What does Jing-Mei realize in this passage what leads to her realization?
- 3 What does Jing-Mei discover about herself?
- 4 How did Jing Mei become a piano prodigy?
- 5 What’s the difference between Waverly and Jing Mei?
Why is Jing Mei able to get away with making a lot of mistakes on the piano quizlet?
Jing-Mei is able to get away with making a lot of mistakes when playing the piano because her piano teacher, Mr. Chong, is deaf and cannot see well….
What major characteristics about the narrator Jing-Mei?
Jing-mei is strong willed (she got it from her mama) but a lot of that strength of will manifests in the least helpful way possible: Jing-mei undercuts her own successes in life just to show everyone she can.
What does Jing-Mei realize in this passage what leads to her realization?
What leads to her realization? Student responses should include: o In hindsight, Jing-mei realizes that she “might have become a good pianist” if she had not been so set on defying her mother’s expectations for excellence (p.
How does Jing-Mei picture the prodigy part of herself?
Jing-mei tries the images of a “ballerina girl,” the “Christ child,” and “Cinderella,” “on for size” because she understands the “prodigy part” of herself as a separate identity (p. 133). She slips on her mother’s expectations of “prodigy” like a piece of clothing.
What does Jing-Mei discover about herself?
In paragraph 15 of “Two Kinds,” Jing-mei discovers her rejection of a parent-pleasing self and her acceptance of a strong and autonomous identity. She admits to hating and resenting the tests that her mother administers in order to make her daughter into a prodigy.
How is Jing Mei characterized?
Jing-mei is strong willed (she got it from her mama) but a lot of that strength of will manifests in the least helpful way possible: Jing-mei undercuts her own successes in life just to show everyone she can. That’s the adult equivalent of a toddler holding their breath to win an argument.
How did Jing Mei become a piano prodigy?
A few weeks later, Jing-mei participates in a talent show in a church hall. All the couples from the Joy Luck Club come to her piano debut. Although she has not practiced and does not know the music, Jing-mei has come to believe that she is indeed a prodigy.
How did Jing Mei Woo help her mother?
Jing-mei will not have to undergo any of her mother’s hardships — the terror and privations of war, the tragedy of losing children, and the difficulties of settling in a new culture. It is not enough that Jing-mei be merely successful, however. With her mother’s guidance, Jing-mei can be a prodigy, towering above ordinary children.
What’s the difference between Waverly and Jing Mei?
Furthermore, Waverly receives only a few chess pointers from an old man in the park before she begins winning tournaments; in contrast, Jing-mei is given extensive (if inept (personal tutoring, yet she still plays badly in the talent contest. In addition, Jing-mei has no desire to cooperate with her mother.
What are the titles of Jing Mei Woo’s two kinds?
The song on the left-hand side of the page is called “Pleading Child”; the one on the right, “Perfectly Contented.” Suddenly, Jing-mei realizes that the two titles are two halves of the same song. This realization brings together the theme of the tension between mothers and daughters.