.Two kinds by Amy Tan

a selection from being people an anthology, edited by Thomas Kral

Choose one of the following situations and run a class survey on different ideas and experiences
  • What are some of the typical dreams and expectations that parents in your culture have for their children? Did your parents have these dreams for you as you were growing up?
  • Did your parents try to cultivate/develop any particular talents in you (athletic, musical, entrepreneurial, intellectual or artisitic? Did you attend any special schools for this?
  • What would you like your children to be like? What talents would you them to develop? How would you do this?
  • What if your children resist your attempts to cultivate their talents and skills? How would you react and what would you say to them?
Contents ••• Title Page ••• The author ••• Pre-story ••• In-story ••• Exercises ••• Follow-up