Parents, Children and Family
... Children and Family Section One A family is a group of people connected through birth or circumstances, such as adoption, marriage or otherfamilial bonds. It takes love to make a family. Love, though sometimes misdirected, is the best of all intentions. When family members love each other, there is hope for the family’s future.
In Two Kinds, the mother and daughter have a complex relationship. This relationship is based on the mother, Suyuan Woo’s, expectations for the daughter, Jing-mei’s, life. Because of the tragedies in Suyuan Woo’s life, she foists her dreams upon her daughter. In the story, Jin-mei interpreted her mother’s wishes as the following,
“My mother believed you could be anyth...