Emotional Grotesque In Amy Tan's Two Kinds

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Emotional Grotesque in Two Kinds Have you ever felt so trapped by something you do not want to follow? Many people are indisputably obliged to be something they do not want to be. The emotional grotesque which is somebody that hears and keeps in her/his heart one “truth”, and obsesses on it, plays an important role in the lives of these people. The idea of following only one thing, can change a person into a bad or good combination of feelings that later in life will determine her/his future depending on how the person takes the idea. In the story called “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the character is trapped into a “truth” that she has lived for almost her entire childhood and adolescence. She did not want to follow that “truth”, but at the end…show more content…
June, who is one of the main characters of the story, has been born in the United States. Her mother, also known as Suyuan, has passed for such a terrible past back to year of 1949 which was a terrible year in China where many people have died because of the Chinese Revolution. After this event, Suyuan decided to immigrate to the United States in order to have a new beginning. June, who was only a little girl, started to do some things that to her mother was a big future because she wanted her to be perfect. June did many things that her mother thought it would a big impact in her life, but after some time June noticed she was not enjoying and putting so much work on the things she was “obligated” to do. The emotional grotesque made June reveal to his mother by saying she is not going to be as perfect as her mother expected her to be, and she will not be nothing that her mother wants her to be. Her mother felt hurt by the words of her daughter, and she gave up hope for her only daughter’s success. At the end of the story, Suyuan gave the piano June used to play the song “pleading child” by Robert Schumann when she was a little girl, and after playing it again she realizes that the song “Perfectly Contented” was part of the song “Pleading Child” which means she finally understood all the work she has sacrificed thanks to her…show more content…
Like how June did in the story, it is very important that we understand and like the things were doing for our future, and never let anybody to create the future we do not want to follow, but also the things we could learn after understanding the importance of the things we did. It is necessary to express ourselves against the problem and let the people know what we want to be in our future. Like how Joyce Meyer said once, “Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy, and peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of
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