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Human Oppressiveness in Two Kinds and A&P

- It was Emerson who said it best, “For nonconformity, the world whips you with its displeasure” (Porter 1155). With a detailed look of Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” and John Updike’s “A&P,” you will find that this quote is entirely applicable in the context of oppressiveness and in the likeness of “coming of age.” These two stories document the different perspectives of two characters’ growing up and how the role of the invisible hand of oppression guides developing adolescents into mature adults; without prejudice or even forethought....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Success and Failure in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan, a child of Chinese immigrants, wrote the story “Two Kinds”, telling the tale of a Jing-Mei’s rebellion against her mother’s desire to change her into a prodigy. As Jing-Mei’s mother continually tells her she does not try hard enough to succeed, the conflict between Jing-Mei and her mother escalates. Jing-Mei grows more stubborn, making every effort to resist her mother, and the relationship devolves into a standoff where mother and daughter both refuse to budge from their position. “Two Kinds” shows the irony in Jing-Mei’s relationship with her mother; while her mother believes Jing-Mei does not try hard enough to succeed, Jing-Mei succeeds in her struggle for identity by refusing t...   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]

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Unfulfilled Dreams in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds

- The short story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about conflict between a mother and daughter. A mother tries to live her life through her daughter and her daughter rebels. The prominent theme of this short story would seem to be "unfulfilled dreams”. After losing everything in China, the mother of Jing Mei comes to America with the dream that Jing Mei will have it all: fame, fortune, and most of all success unlike herself. Little does she know, her dream will be short-lived. All Parents have dreams for their children....   [tags: Two Kinds by Amy Tan]

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Family and Cultural Ties in Amy Tan's Two Kinds and Erdrich's The Red Convertible

- People have different culture backgrounds which are very special to them. Usually families’ tradition and thoughts are affected by their cultural backgrounds. Environment is one of the most important factors in a human’s development. When the term "environment" is used, it refers to factors such as family and cultural tie. In today's society, each individual is living his or her life in different a way than others.' Individual’s life choice is generally controlled, learned, influenced, and raised by the cultural background....   [tags: Two Kinds, The Red Convertible]

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The Relationship Between a Mother and Daughter in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about the intricacies and complexities in the relationship between a mother and daughter. Throughout the story, the mother imposes upon her daughter, Jing Mei, her hopes and dreams for her. Jing Mei chooses not what her mother wants of her but only what she wants for herself. She states, "For, unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could be only me" (Tan 1). Thus this "battle of wills" between mother and daughter sets the conflict of the story....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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The Duality of the American Dream in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds

- For millions of immigrants, America has been seen as the land of opportunity where anyone could become anything he or she wanted to be. A family that believes strongly in the American dream can be found in Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds.” The story centers around the daughter of a Chinese immigrant who desperately wants her daughter to become successful. In the story, the author shows the difficult lives immigrants face when moving to a new culture. In this short story, the theme shows the protagonist’s conflict with her mother on the type of daughter her mother wants her to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds]

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Pretentious Mothers in Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Amy Tans’ Two Kinds

- In the play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, a theme of embattled control is established through the association with their children. William’s long-winded Amanda is an overpowering, delusional Southern belle mother. Dead set on finding her slightly handicapped daughter Laura a suitable husband, and dictating how her creative, yet bored, son Tom should conduct himself in life. Amanda, through her nagging and domineering instructions over everything each of her children do, from how they eat, to how they should live out their lives, pushes them into mental seclusion....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In the short story, "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan, a Chinese mother and daughter are at odds with each other. The mother pushes her daughter to become a prodigy, while the daughter (like most children with immigrant parents) seeks to find herself in a world that demands her Americanization. This is the theme of the story, conflicting values. In a society that values individuality, the daughter sought to be an individual, while her mother demanded she do what was suggested. This is a conflict within itself....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In “Two Kinds,” Amy Tan explores a theme of independence. Jing-me is an impressionable nine year old girl living in an apartment with her parents. She struggles with the high expectations of her mother, to become a prodigy. The conflict results in a rebellious independence. Tan develops Jing-me’s character as willful, defiant, and insecure. To begin, Tan demonstrates that Jing-me’s willfulness stands in the way of her success. For example, after failing many of her mothers prodigy tests, she begins to hate them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- In the story 'Two Kinds'; by Amy Tan, we are shown the struggles of a young girl Jing-Mei. Her struggle is that of a young girl growing up and trying to find her own sense of identity. Her troubles are compounded by her mother, who convinces her that she can become someone important. Because of her mother's constant overbearing behavior, Jing-Mei does everything she can to annoy and displease her mother even to the point of being a failure. This fight to find her own identity against her mother's wishes shows how parents cannot control their child's life; they can only point them in the right direction and let them make their own choices....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- "Two Kinds" is truly an amazing work; it captivates readers with by telling a story of a young girl trying to find herself. Amy Tan does a phenomenal job, not only by portraying a very real mother-daughter relationship, but at showing how much a young girl can change. Jing-Mei evolves throughout the story in a way that many people can relate to; crushed hopes, obeying your parents even if it means doing something you don't want to do, and finally standing up for what you believe in. Since "You could be anything you wanted to be in America" (Tan 348) Jing-Meis' mother thought that meant that you had to be a prodigy....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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The Relationship of Mothers and their Expectations of Daughters in Amy Tan’s "Two Kinds"

- Our mothers have played very valuable roles in making us who a we are and what we have become of ourselves. They have been the shoulder we can lean on when there was no one else to turn to. They have been the ones we can count on when there was no one else. They have been the ones who love of us for who we are and forgive us when no one else wouldn’t. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” the character Jing-mei experiences being raised by a mother who has overwhelming expectations for her daughter, causes Jing-mei to struggle with who she wants to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, mothers]

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Mother-Daughter Relationships in Everyday Use, by Alice Walker and Two Kinds, by Amy Tan

- No two mother and daughter relationships are alike. After reading “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan I realized that the two stories had the same subject matter: mother and daughter relationships. These two stories show different cultures, generations and parenting methods. Although the two mothers act differently, they are both ultimately motivated by the same desire: to be a good parent. In addition, while researching related articles, I realized that there were two recurring themes of mothers and daughters: respect and diverse ways of parenting....   [tags: Everyday Use, Two Kinds]

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Rebellion in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Two Kinds In this story “Two kinds” by Amy Tan it shows the great expectations of a mother, who wishes for her child to be famous and a genius. The mother coming from a society that is very hard working and obedient trying to instill the upbringing she had I her life. The child Jing-mei is a typical example of a child rebelling against their mothers wishes no matter how hard the parental figure tries, the child wishes to perform things in their own way and use their own freewill and to do things in there own timely fashion....   [tags: Two Kinds Essays]

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Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Analysis of Two Kinds by Amy Tan In the story “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, intends to make reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out as an analyzer to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother. Instead, she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind all along the story. She has not judged what is right or wrong based on her opinion. Instead of giving instruction of how to solve a family issue, the author chooses to write a narrative diary containing her true feeling toward events during her childhood, which offers reader not only a clear account, but insight on how the narrat...   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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East Meets the West in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan‘s ―Two Kinds‖ is a tale of a young Chinese girl‘s life as an adolescent and the influence that her mother has on her growing up. Coming from a first-generation immigrant Korean family, I can‘t help but completely relate to growing up around that type of ―support.‖ Although my parents were fairly westernized in their way of thinking, we had an aunt living with us whom we affectionately called the Tiger Aunt growing up. Having no natural children of her own, she treated my siblings and me as if we were her own children and pretty much had free rein to direct us and help to raise us in any way that she wanted, which was with a very traditional and old fashioned perspective....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Mother Daughter Relationship in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- I’m not You, I’m Me For many of us growing up, our mothers have been a part of who we are. They have been there when our world was falling apart, when we fell ill to the flu, and most importantly, the one to love us when we needed it the most. In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, it begins with a brief introduction to one mother’s interpretation of the American Dream. Losing her family in China, she now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. However, the young girl, Ni Kan, mimics her mother’s dreams and ultimately rebels against them....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Transformation to Womanhood in Two Kinds For a lot of us growing up, our mothers have been an integral part of what made us who we are. They have been the one to forgive us when no one else could. They have been the one to comfort us when the world seemed to turn to evil. They have been the one to shelter us when the rain came pouring down. And most importantly, they have been the one to love us when we needed it the most. In "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan, Jing-mei is a young daughter of a Chinese immigrant....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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The Importance of Family Relationships in "The Young Couple" and "Two Kinds"

- In 'The Young Couple', Jhabvala illustrates the difficulties Cathy experiences in family relationships upon moving to India after her marriage to Naraian, whereas in 'Two Kinds', Amy Tan describes the difficulties Jing-mei, the heroine, faces in her relationship with her mother. Part of these difficulties are caused by the 'clash of cultures' that the heroines in both stories experience. Cathy feels that she does not fit in to Indian culture and Jing-mei has to live with a mother who, at crucial times, shows that she lives her life according to Chinese principles, whereas Jing-mei prefers the independent, American lifestyle....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Conflicting Points of View in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- The story "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan is about a mother and daughter who have strong conflicting ideas about what it means to have a sense of self. This may be partly due to the mother growing up in China, which is a very different culture than the American culture where endless opportunities are available to anyone who wants to pursue them. Jing-mei's mother wants her daughter to be the best, a prodigy of sorts, and to have the kind of life, full of hopes and dreams that she did not have. In the beginning of the story Jing-mei liked the idea of becoming a prodigy however, the prodigy in her became impatient....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Families Values in Knoxville, Tennessee, Those Winter Sundays, and Two Kinds

- Family. What do you think of when you hear that word. Some people think of relatives or the people that they live with. Maybe a stepfather, stepmother, brothers, or sisters. To me, family is love, devotion, and caring. People of a family want to be together and love to do things for each other, such as do the dishes or wash the car for them. The poems that most represent my family values are “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. The one that does not represent my family as much as the others is “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds

- Point of View in Amy Tan’s Short Story, Two Kinds In her short story "Two Kinds," Amy Tan utilizes the daughter's point of view to share a mother's attempts to control her daughter's hopes and dreams, providing a further understanding of how their relationship sours. The daughter has grown into a young woman and is telling the story of her coming of age in a family that had emigrated from China. In particular, she tells that her mother's attempted parental guidance was dominated by foolish hopes and dreams....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds

- A Mother's Dream for her Daughter in Amy Tan's Two Kinds Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds" begins with a brief introduction to one mother's interpretation of the American dream. The Chinese mother who lost her family in her native homeland now hopes to recapture part of her loss through her daughter. Those of us who are parents want what is best for our children. We strive to make our children's futures better. In some cases, when our own dreams have either been destroyed or not realized, we project our dreams and wishes on our children....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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The American Dream in Of Mice and Men, The Great Gatsby, Two Kinds, and Sophistication

- The American Dream in Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Two Kinds writer by Amy Tan, and in “Sophistication” by Sherwood Anderson. Working hard is the key to success. This struggle for success is most commonly called the “American Dream.” The aspect of the American Dream has been around forever and is often the underlying theme in many pieces of American literature. The theme of the American is especially presented in Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F....   [tags: Two Kinds, Amy Tan]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan makes her readers think about the meaning behind her story “Two Kinds”. She tells the story from her own point of view to state her experiences and how she is feeling all throughout the story. She does not state what is right or wrong based strict on her opinion. She does not give instruction about solving a family crisis, instead, she writes her story as a sort of diary expressing how she felt about her childhood events. Readers are offered an accounting of those events, as well as insight about how the author felt frustrated because she failed to meet her mother’s high expectations of her....   [tags: narrative novel, author's frustration, piano]

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Two Kinds of Ontological Commitment

- Participants in the debate about `ontological commitment' would benefit from distinguishing two different ways of understanding the notion. If the question at issue is `what is said to be' by a theory or `what a theory says there is', we are debating `explicit' commitment, while if we ask about the ontological costs or preconditions of the truth of a theory, we enquire into `implicit' commitment. I defend a conception of ontological commitment as implicit commitment; I also develop and defend an account of existentially quantified idioms in natural language which sees them as implicitly, but not explicitly, committing....   [tags: Ontological Theory]

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Two Kinds of Metaphysics

- Philosophy Midterm Paper “Two Kinds of Metaphysics” Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy concerned with revealing the theoretical nature of being and the world that envelops it. The word “metaphysics” derives itself from the two Greek words μετά (metá) which means beyond, and the word φυσικά (physiká) meaning physics. This branch of philosophy began when ancient philosophers questioned what was beyond physics, concepts such as being, knowing, cause, time, substance, and space where questioned....   [tags: Theoretical Nature, Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle]

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The Lesson, And Tan 's Two Kinds

- In Bambara’s story “The Lesson” and Tan’s “Two Kinds,” there is evidence of transformation, conflict, and character. In “The Lesson,” the characters are rough and resilient as opposed to in the story “Two Kinds,” the characters are more emotional or even sensitive. Both stories revolve around major conflicts throughout. In “Two Kinds,” Jing Mei is facing a person vs. self conflict, being conflicted with her mother, who wants the best for her, but pushes a little too hard for what Jing Mei can handle causing Jing Mei a lot of distress....   [tags: Narrative mode, Narrative, Conflict, Narrator]

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Analysis Of ' Two Kinds By Amy Tan

- 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....   [tags: Need, Knowledge, Want, Amy Tan]

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The Two Kinds of Evil According to Augustine

- God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent, which makes us wonder what kind of morally sufficient reason justifies God to allow evil. We know that evil exists in our world, but so does God, so would God be the source of evil as well as good. We have established that God is the omnipotent and benevolent free creator of the world, but suffering and evil exist. Is God unable to prevent evil. If so, he would not be omnipotent. Is He able to prevent the evil in our world but unwilling. If this were then case then he wouldn’t be benevolent....   [tags: God, Moral evil, natural evil]

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Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- Amy Tan’s short story, “Two Kinds” is about the importance of a mother-daughter relationship and how it effects both of their lives. “Two Kinds” is a chapter from Amy Tan’s best selling novel book, The Joy Lucky Club, which is a collection of stories about immigrant Chinese mother’s and their daughters. In this chapter, Tan describes a unique character, Jing- mei, who has to deal with her mother’s constant preassure to be perfect causes her to sabatoge her own future for the sake of being stubborn, To begin with, Tan warns the reader of the mother’s hopes of the American Dream making the reader be suspicious of results of the dream....   [tags: Piano, Amy Tan, Parent, Frustration]

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Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- From the beginning of time, mothers and daughters have had their conflicts, tested each other’s patience, and eventually resolved their conflicts. In the story “Two Kinds,” written by Amy Tan, Jing-Mei and her mother are the typical mother-daughter duo that have their fair share of trials. Jing-Mei is an American Chinese Girl who struggles to please her mother by trying to be the “Prodigy” that her mother wishes for. Her mother has great ideas to make her daughter famous with hopes that she would become the best at everything she did....   [tags: Piano, Amy Tan, Family, Conflict]

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Two Languages and Two Cultures

- Two Languages and Two Cultures United States was built on immigrants and some of the immigrants were pushed from their homeland because of some reasons while other reasons such as America dream pulled them to the United States. Most of these immigrants came from China in 1949, when the communist party took over. These immigrants came with their cultures and languages which are significant in everyone's lives because they play a major role in the development of individual’s characteristics....   [tags: immigration, China, Two Kinds, Amy Tan, US]

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Two Different kinds of Marriage

- If we talk about marriage, what comes on your mind. Marriage is a union between a man and woman, particularly regulated by law in which they become a husband and wife. Selecting a husband and wife is one of the most important decisions of a person’s life because a marriage can bring either a happy or unhappy life. Choosing the best partner is one of the key to get a happy marriage. Talking about partners, which one do you prefer to marry, the person whom you love or arranged marriage, that is, your parents will choose your partner....   [tags: divorce, arranged marriage, love marriage]

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Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- Two Kinds is a story about mother-daughter relationship – Suyuan and Jing-mei. Suyuan believed that America is where her dreams will be fulfilled. She thought that her daughter, Jing-mei, would be the one to realize them. Jing-mei, on the other hand, was a confused child at first. She was led to believe that she can be someone. At first, she followed her mother, but when she felt that her mother was already forcing her and stealing her youth, she told herself that it was the end. The story is a clash between two individuals from two different generations and beliefs (Suyuan who basically grew up in China; and Jing-mei who was born and raised in United States)....   [tags: mother, daughter, family, relationships]

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Mother Daughter Relationships : Everyday Use And Two Kinds

- Mother Daughter Relationships: “Everyday Use” and “Two Kinds” Based on the mother daughter relationships in the two short stories, the moms and the daughters have a different perspective of what their heritage is, how they should live their lives, and what should influence them. “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan expresses the conflict between a Chinese mother and daughter. “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker discusses the differences in opinion between a mother who followed her culture and her daughter that went to live a different life....   [tags: Mother, Family, Amy Tan, Mother insult]

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A Jury Of Her Peers And Two Kinds By Amy Tan

- Characters are often tricky to understand. In some stories, they tend to be very static and stay the same. In other stories, authors tend to develop their characters to make them much more interesting and help them evolve while the reader gets to know them. In the two stories “A Jury of Her Peers” and “Two Kinds” both authors bring out life changing events that cause the characters to shift their personalities dramatically. With this information we can look for life changing aspects in each story....   [tags: Short story, Protagonist, Fiction, Murder]

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Achieving a Goal in Through the Tunnel, Two Kinds, and The Censors

- In this essay, I will refer to three short stories. These stories are: “Through the Tunnel,” “Two Kinds,” and “The Censors.” The main characters are: Jerry of “Through the Tunnel,” Jing-Mei of “Two Kinds,” and Juan of “The Censors.” In all three of these stories, the main characters are trying to achieve something. Jerry tries to swim through an underwater tunnel. Jing-Mei wants to rebel against her mother, who wants her to become a child prodigy. Juan tries to find a letter he sent to his friend before “the censors” do....   [tags: Compare contrast]

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The Role of Parents in The Use of Force and Two Kinds

- In “Two Kinds”, the author, Amy Tan, tells a story through the eyes of a young girl who, in the beginning, follows her mother's dreams, but eventually rebels against them. Tan uses the common theme that most parents are able to relate to because it expresses the many frustrations that parents and children feel/face when obsession takes the place of nurturing. In “The Use of Force”, the story is narrated by a doctor, who is answering a house call to see a sick girl, whose parents fear that she may have diphtheria....   [tags: amy tan, parents roles, william carlos]

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Amy Tan's Two Kinds and Julius Lester's Spear

- Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” and Julius Lester’s “Spear” are two short stories that manifest themes of pressure amongst the main character and internal conflicts concerning their identity. Most people feel pressure some point in their life, especially if a lot is required of them. Some stand strong and don’t let the pressure weigh them down. On the other hand, there are those that cave in and let others define their identity for them. There are many social forces that exert influences on people. The main character in “Two Kinds”, Jing-Mei, fit’s the description of the strong group that rebels against those that try to rectify her identity, mainly her mother....   [tags: Short Story Analysis, Comparisons]

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Conflicting Personalities in Two Kinds by Amy Tan

- The story two kinds by Amy Tan is a motivational story and somewhat heartbreaking. It’s a powerful example of conflicting personalities and needs that cause a struggle between the parent and child. This story relates to most family’s today such as parents trying to push their kids to become something they were not meant to be. The title of this short story “Two Kinds” is describes the theme of this story itself. The mother had previously stated that there are only two types of daughters. “Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind”....   [tags: parent, child, struggle]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- In Amy Tan 's Two Kinds, Jing-mei and her mother show how through generations a relationship of understanding can be lost when traditions, dreams, and pride do not take into account individuality. By applying the concepts of Virginia Woolf, Elaine Showalter, and the three stages of feminism, one can analyze the discourse Tan uses in the story and its connection to basic feminist principles. Virginia Woolf, one of the pioneers of modern feminism, found it appalling that throughout most of history, women did not have a voice....   [tags: Feminism, Feminist theory, Patriarchy, Woman]

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Ethical Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- Ethical Lastly, there is the Ethical criticism approach to literature and in this approach it defines a literary work by what moral and ethical judgements it possess and promotes. In the Ethical approach critics “may range from a casual appraisal of a work’s moral content to the ore rigorous and systematic analysis driven by a coherent set of stated beliefs and assumptions”. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” I felt that Tan, intends to make the reader think of the meaning behind the story. She doesn’t speak out to illustrate what is the real problem between her and her mother but instead she uses her own point of view as a narrator to state what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind a...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Human, Mind]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- The Literary theme that has captivated my interest and has moved me to research and understand the content which it describes or analyze , would be The Ambition of Self improvement. This theme can be related with psychoanalytic criticism. The story that has inspired me to study this theme comes from a short fiction story written by Amy Tan, named “Two Kinds”. This story has primary conflict between mother and daughter, with self improvement being the main theme identified in the text. Conflict that emerges between parents and children are still common factors current in society today....   [tags: Fiction, Protagonist, Narrative, Amy Tan]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Two Kinds

- Passport Please Arriving to the United States of America in a plane is an exhilarating experience. On the plane, everyone suffers the same fates: whether it be turbulence, bad food, or long delays. Once arriving at Customs, the real differences pop out when the passengers are separated into two groups: U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens. Most immigrants dream of the day when they can step into the Citizen line, hand over their American passport and hear the customs officer say, “Welcome home.” To immigrants, being American equates to success, fame, and happiness....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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The Mother in I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

- The most heartbreaking way to destroy a precious relationship between mothers and daughters is when each party says something insensitive and callous, as described in Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, “There are only two kinds of daughters. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind. Only one kind of daughter can live in this house. Obedient daughter!’” to which the daughter, Jing Mei, responds, “Then I wish I’d never been born. I wish I were dead. Like them” (294-295). Although the mother’s words are unkind, Jing Mei ultimately crosses the line, thus creating a fracture in their relationship that she believes will never be mended....   [tags: two kinds, mother and daughters]

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Two Kinds of Love in Movie Casablanca

- Two Kinds of Love in Movie Casablanca In the movie Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz, two different kinds of love are exposed. The love relationship between Ilsa Lund and Rick is a more passionate relationship while the one between Ilsa and Victor Laszlo is more intimate. Love is composed of different feelings and because of that it can be expressed, as seen in Casablanca, in different ways. “The Intimate Relationship Mind”, a text by Garth J. O. Fletcher and Megan Stenswick, helps support that claim providing a scientific background on how love is shaped by those different feelings....   [tags: Love Casablanca Movie Film Essays]

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A Pair of Tickets by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan is a Chinese American writer, whose short stories portray the theme that finding the balance between heritage and culture is not always easy. This is seen through Amy Tan’s own life experience and through a couple of the many short stories she has written, for example, “Two Kinds”, “Rice Husband”, and “A Pair of Tickets”. In the following short stories, the daughter becomes everything the mother wished for, but meanwhile, the daughter becomes more American like and loses her Chinese values....   [tags: biography, two kinds, rice husband]

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Conformity and Rebellion in Two Kinds, by Amy Tan and The Ones Who Walk Away

- Throughout American history, we have seen the United States become more progressive in their social issues, such as the abolishment of slavery, women’s suffrage, and the Civil Rights Movement. But as time has passed, we have encountered another group that is being discriminated against: homosexuals. Some states try their best to give equal rights to homosexuals so that they are respected as equally as everyone else. But in many states, such as Kansas and Arizona, private companies and businesses are given the right to turn down homosexual couples if it interferes with their religious beliefs....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender]

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Characters from Opposite Sides of the World in Two Kinds by Any Tan

- ... Similarly, my parents were born in opposite cultures than that of America where I was raised. My father grew up in rural Eastern Europe and my mother was raised in Central America. Just like Jing-Mei, I have had influences brought in to my daily life that may not seem completely traditional in the eyes of an American. Whether it is through the presence of multiple languages in the household or the quirky observations of my parent’s behaviors, I find it easy to relate to Jing-Mei’s household setting....   [tags: culture, traditions, contrast]

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Symbolism in Two Kinds by Amy Tan and Everyday Use by Alice Walker

- In the story, Two Kinds by Amy Tan, the most predominant object would be the piano. The mother has it set in her head that her daughter, Jing-Mei can and will become a child prodigy. The mother hires a teacher that lives in their apartment building. Jing-Mei constantly feels like she is a disappointment to her mother. Her mother had very distinct goals for Jing-Mei and this is way she always felt that she was disappointing her. Jing-Mei was forced to take piano lessons; this only further upset her as she felt that she was a constant disappointment....   [tags: piano, quilt, heritage]

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Two Kinds of Worship

- Sarah, a pale, hollow-eyed rebbetsin (rabbi's wife), sways over her prayer book, her shayll (wig) slightly askew on her scalp. Covered modestly in a long, high-buttoned dress, she mouths the Hebrew sounds earnestly in my direction. At six years old, however, I'm easily distracted from my lesson by her many children tumbling about her house, and my insatiable curiosity as to what, if anything, lies undemeath her shayll. Later, in a gym across town, a world-class rockclimber named Alex apes the graceful movements of a primate as he swings from hold to hold, his shirtless torso glistening with sweat....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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Richard Russo's "Dog" and Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"

- Richard Russo's "Dog" and Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" are stories that illustrate the negative impacts parents sometimes have on their children and the unintended consequences that occur as a result of their parenting. In "Dog," Henry Devereaux grows into an adult who has difficulty connecting emotionally with others, a man who is not easy, and though entertaining, is not comforting. In "Two Kinds," Jing-mei was a failure many times over in her mother's eyes, finally dropping out of college and only accepting of herself later in life....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Road to Perfect Contentment

- The secret to understanding is the will to try. Since the existence of society, people have always strived to try their best. However, some individuals don’t want “best.” Jing-mei, the protagonist in Amy Tan’s short story “Two Kinds,” is one of these people, believing that she could never amount to anything big. Jing-mei refused to hope that she could be anyone special, leading her to stubbornly reject her mother until she finally understood what her mother was trying to do, demonstrating how people will only be happy when they choose to do things on their own free will....   [tags: Amy Tan's short story Two Kinds]

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Amy Tan's Two Kinds and Maggie Scarf's The Beavers' Scale of Family health and Competence

- Why are children, pianos, and bad mothers a recipe for disaster. Maggie Scarfs essay” The Beavers scale of Family health and Competence” may be able to answer this question that haunts many families. Maggie Scarf compared and contrasted many families and was able to come up with the Family scale that puts these families on 5 different levels. Level 5 being the worst while level 1 being the most docile and best family unit. Using Scarfs essay we will be able to help the reader understand the level 4 family type to explain Amy Tans essay called” Two Kinds” were Jing-Mei battles her mother for self-control and her own social freedom....   [tags: books analysis and comparison]

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Mother-Daughter Struggle in Amy Tan´s Two Kinds.

- The story “Two Kinds” written by Amy Tan is about a Chinese-American family looking for new opportunities in California. Jing-Mei’s mother would to sit her down after dinner and read magazine articles about prodigy children and then quiz Jing-Mei to see if she could do what the prodigy child was doing. Jing-Mei was always feeling that she was not reaching her full potential in her mother’s eyes. Through Jing-Mei struggles with her mother and the piece of music the protagonist matures into the realization that she controls her own destiny and becomes stronger in her own beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Different Kinds Of Intimate Relationships

- There are many different kinds of intimate relationships that people partake in, marriage being one of them. Most people think of marriage as one thing: a socially approved union between two people, mainly a man and a woman. Marriage nowadays can mean includes different kinds of relationships, such as; same-sex couples and common law unions. In the past, arranged marriages were the norm of how a marriage would work but today it’s more about free-choice of who your partner is going to be. Arranged marriages weren’t about free-choice of who you want to marry but, unlike marriages in today’s society....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Same-sex marriage, Civil union]

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Various Kinds Of Flow Barriers

- Two major kinds of flow barriers are the deliberate blocks and the subtler structural blocks. Deliberate blocks are barriers are usually created by government and organizations to control the amount of people or objects coming in. For example, the French borders have been toughened to prevent refugees from entering the country. Following its steps, Spain has taken legal issues to keep Romanians out while Greece built a fence to keep Turkish away. Apart from borders, people and objects must pass gates, guards, passport controls, custom agents, etc....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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The Different Kinds Of Foods

- Trying new and different foods over the years, from different restaurants, made me realize that there are many different kinds of flavors in all kinds of foods, of course some better than others. When I was raised they always fed me homemade food either from my mother or from my grandmother and as time went by everyone was very familiar with the different meals that they would cook everyday. Growing up we only had two meals per day, breakfast and dinner there was never a meal in between those but it never affected any of us because once it came down to dinner we ate well until we were full....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Meal, Family]

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Different Kinds Of Spread Options

- 1 .1 .Introduction Spread options are options on the difference of two or more underlying asset prices. For a call option on the spread between two assets, the payoff at maturity can be written as C=max⁡(0,S_1-S_2-K) for a put option P=max⁡(S_1-S_2-K,0). we will have where S_1 and S_2 are the prices of two underlying assets, and K is the strike price. At maturity, if the spread S_1-S_2 is greater than the strike price K, the option holder will exercise the option and gain the difference between the spread and the strike price....   [tags: Futures contract, Derivatives, Options, Derivative]

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Different Kinds of Love in The Jade Peony

- There are many kinds of love, relationships and companionship in the world. However, during some sensitive periods of time, some love is marked as forbidden love or guilty love. Some people had to give up their love, some people had to decide to hide their love forever, some people had to get rid of the result of the love to protect themselves under that background. Wayson Choy, the author of The Jade Peony, tries to use the conflicts in the novel to tell people what real love is. Therefore, in the novel, the three relationships are three kinds which are not easily accepted by people at that time....   [tags: Wayson Choy, what is real love?]

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Relationships Of All Kinds And Many Of Them

- In this story there are relationships of all kinds and many of them. Each couple has their own unique story and thoughts on how a marriage should occur. There are five major relationships in this story each with their own goals and views. Some chose to marry for the reasons of wealth or social status while others search for the love of another. No matter the reasons situations have brought these couples together and their differing opinions separate them apart. Though in the end no matter the reason each seeks for their own form of happyness....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Family, Husband]

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The Tribes Ate Various Kinds Of Food

- FoodEdit The Lenape tribes ate various kinds of food, including both vegetables and meat. Food had to be dried or eaten quickly because their modes of preservation were not as good as it is today. Hunting and fishing were very important because it was the only way to get food. Deer, elk, black bear, raccoon, beaver, and rabbit were among the animals hunted for meat, skins, and sinew. Bear fat was melted, purified, and stored in skin bags. Turkeys, ducks, geese, and other birds were also hunted for meat and feathers....   [tags: Food, Cooking, Water, Ocean]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: A Critical Analysis

- A Critical Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities Three Works Cited A Tale of Two Cities is a novel that is very complex and intense. Once you get to know the characters you can feel what they are going through and form a kind of bond with them. A Tale of Two Cities grabs the reader’s attention with the history of revolutions in the nation and the generations of that time, but it also keeps the reader reading with a sense of a pure violence that is hard to create. The combination of critical literary and historical methods brings out the novels complex structure and intense impact on the reader....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essay: Vengeance and Blood

- Vengeance and Blood in A Tale of Two Cities In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens depicts how pointless the revolution becomes when the original goal of equality becomes lost when the anger, frustration, and desire for revenge of the third estate is finally discharged. The trial of Charles Darnay, the words and actions of Madame Defarge, and use of symbolism and foreshadowing show how anger drove the revolution to a state of pointlessness. One major reason the revolution became out of hand was due to unscrupulous people running the courts and the imprisonment of innocent people for no reason....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Comparison of Different Kinds of Advertising

- A Comparison of Different Kinds of Advertising Advertising is a multi-million pound industry. Advertising is the act of promoting products, jobs or services by informing the public of the product’s worth. Advertising is a powerful but expensive way. Advertising has dichotomy as it falls into two main categories. One of which is product advertising. Product advertising is a collective term for public announcements designed to promote the sale of specific products or services. For example, adverts of coco-cola, Audi, Levi’s jeans....   [tags: Papers]

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Different Kinds Of Situations From A Teacher 's Standpoint

- Coming into this class, I figured we would learn about how to handle different kinds of situations from a teacher’s standpoint. As it turns out, the class is much more than just that. I figured there would be group discussions consisting of some controversial issues, but I had no idea how the course would make me feel as a person and as a future educator. So far, this class has brought to light the incredibly difficult decisions I will have to make as a teacher. Not only will those decisions affect the child and parents of that child at hand, but myself as well....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Respect, Critical thinking]

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The Kinds Of Students At Burlington Central High School

- The Kinds of Students at Burlington Central High School. Every high school has their own unique groups of student that can be seen around campuses. Here are some of the different groups of student that you’ll see at Burlington Central High Schools: scouts, nerds, popular kids, and the want to be gangsters. Scouts are kids who are involved in a boy scouts troop and their friends participate in Boy Scout related activities. In addition, most scouts tend to share same common characteristics, personality traits, and a similar mindset....   [tags: High school, College, Boy Scouts of America]

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Popular Culture Influences All Kinds Of Art

- Popular culture influences all kinds of art, music, literature, beliefs, and values not only in America but in other countries as well. 1Have you ever tried to escape popular culture—to give up Oprah and not rush out to read the books she recommends; to turn off your favorite DJ or talk radio station on the way to work. Have you ever refused to engage in small talk about the next Survivor castaway or about who killed JonBénet. Can you resist the tailgate party at the big game on Saturday. Can you boycott the homecoming dance, where you could dress in elegance, or the masquerade party, where you could be anything from an Osmond to an Osbourne....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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Hume 's Metaphysical Reasoning Of All Kinds

- Hume believes that metaphysical reasoning of all kinds has failed to provide an accurate representation of the natural world. In A Treatise on Human Nature, he concludes that the only unyielding foundation one can give to science must be rested upon experience and observation. Logically, this empirical inquiry should provide knowledge on matters of fact, general conclusions that arise from particular experiences; however, as a radical epistemic skeptic, Hume concurrently argues that reason cannot provide any knowledge of the external world....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Empiricism, Logic]

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The Meeting of Two Cultures in Walkabout

- The Walkabout is a book which outlines the meeting of two kinds of cultures and civilizations which takes place in the Australian Wilderness. The book shows how the Australian Natives, the Aboriginals, go through a walkabout to prove the rite of passage from childhood to adulthood. Walkabout also shows how the meeting of the two cultures interrupted the Aboriginal boy’s progress in his walkabout leading to a tragic ending. From seeing the Bush boy’s walkabout, it makes me think why I can’t have a type of passage which would represent the passage from childhood to adulthood....   [tags: Walkabout, Australia, ]

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This Town : Two Parties And A Funeral

- Mark Leibovich, in his most recent novel, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking,” takes his readers on a behind the scenes tour of America’s gilded capital, where the elite political members of our nation prosper. Many politically interested citizens believe the boilerplate regarding Washington’s lack of bipartisanship and ever aging politicians, who have renewed their D.C. membership card a few too many times, is easily understood. However, one may not truly understand a town where “authenticity and fantasy are close companions.” (Leibovich) until they actually take a ride on the D.C....   [tags: United States Senate, United States Congress]

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The Four Kinds of Healing Performed by Jesus

- The Four Kinds of Healing Performed by Jesus The four kinds or healing Jesus performed were physical healing, spiritual healing, resurrection, and moral healing. Physical healing was when Jesus healed people who suffered from physical illnesses. Examples of this kind of healing are blindness, uncontrollable bleeding, and leprosy. These kinds of healings were called miracles, exceptions to the normal course of ordinary events. Jesus made a special effort to reach out to lepers, people often neglected and scorned in his society....   [tags: Papers]

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

- Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, a famous novel about the relationship between two generations, mother and daughter. Tan is an American-Chinese woman, whose parents are both Chinese immigrants. In order to meet the high expectation of her mother, Tan had to go through many hardships. Around five years old, she already knew the taste of pressure when her mother was displeased at her just because her picture was not hanged in the Principal’s Office. Growing up in America, Tan also realizes the differences between two cultures....   [tags: two generations, chinese women]

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Different Kinds of Meditation in the Book On Real Happines by Sharon Salzberg

- Personal Meditation Reflection: Meditation is an important psychological practice that protects the brain against aging as well as enhancing an individual’s ability to learn new things. This practice achieves this through sharpening focus, lessening stress, lowering blood pressure, and relieving chronic pain. Generally, it helps a person to experience greater calm, connect with deepest feelings, and challenges tendencies of self-judgment. Consequently, meditation leads to open doors for actual and accessible happiness for an individual....   [tags: concentration, breathing, brain]

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The, Median, And Mode Of Ages Of Customers Interviewed Regarding The Different Kinds Of Products They Purchase

- Case 1 of the paper involves calculation of the mean, median, and mode of ages of customers interviewed regarding the different kinds of products they purchase. The three represent measures of natural tendency, in which case the three values attempt to identify the central position within the set of data being analyzed. The number of respondents in this interview was 124 out of the 200 respondents targeted in the survey. Therefore, the respondents interviewed represent a sample of the customers who buy from the store, hence the inferences made from this sample is representative of the entire customer base....   [tags: Arithmetic mean, Mean, Mode, Median]

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Generalist Social Workers, Work With Many Kinds Of Human Systems

- Generalist social workers, work with many different kinds of human systems. There are different types of systems,small and large but they all share common features. “Systems at all levels are potential clients and targets for change (DuBois, Miley and O’Melia, 2012, p.36).” “In order for a social worker to organize their perceptions of a clients situation, they must apply theories, perspectives, models and orientations (DuBois, Miley and O’Melia, 2012, p.23).” “For a a generalist social worker, a framework for their practice interweaves personal and social work values, theoretical perspectives on human behavior and orientations to change (DuBois, Miley and O’Melia, 2012, p.26).” “The ch...   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social systems]

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Should College Students Receive Three Different Kinds Of Public Education?

- In the United States, college students have the potential to receive three different kinds of public benefits to help with the pay for their education: tuition subsidies, living grants, and public loans/federal aid. However, in 2016 the average college student still graduated with over $37,000 in debt and student loans. Due to these growing concerns, policymakers and politicians are now divided over whether financial burdens from attending public college should be relieved from the students. Many say that college education should be as universal as high school, while others worry about shifting the cost from the student to taxpayers....   [tags: Higher education, University, College]

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Who Is Affected By Abortion, And What Kinds Of Women Get One?

- Who is affected by abortion, and what kinds of women get one. Abortion is a social problem. It does not affect the way the country is run, and it does not affect everyone individually. Nevertheless, it affects the culture, moral, and religious feelings in society. Many individuals who are against abortion do all they can to make a women feel guilty and degraded if she has an abortion. The women’s family members also are affected in some way by her decision. If the mother’s family is religious, they believe that she has committed a serious sin and in reality it will affect them all in the eyes of their god....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Pro-choice, Fetus]

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Characteristics of a Leader and Two Types of Leadership

- When talking about a leader, there is no set of characteristics that can describe one. But there are a couple of characteristics that may work especially well. Vision is one of those characteristics. A strong vision by definition is the core values of a company. It defines purpose, and describes what leaders see for their business in the future. [2] In every aspect, vision brings meaning to work, and helps people become proactive. A good vision identifies direction and purpose; it is well articulated and easily understood, as well as being ambitious....   [tags: Transformational, Transactional, Vision]

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