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Amy Tans’ heartbreaking story, “Two Kinds”, is a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between parent and child. In every family, parents have, at one point, imposed their failures and expectations on their children, and in worse cases have even tried to live through their children. At times, it can be in the best interest of the child to have a parent motivate them in a specific direction, but as …

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…fault in this story. Instead of trying to please one another, their heads were clouded with their own selfishness. They destroyed that mother-daughter bond they should have shared. It is unfortunate that Jing-Mei realizes what she has lost after it is too late, and her mother has already passed on. They were the same, Jing-Mei and her mother, but blinded by their own needs they never realized “ they were two halves of the same song ” (3