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Unformatted text preview: The greater they disputed the further they would drift away. After the death of Jing-meis mother she decides to return to the piano. She starts playing the song, which had caused the breaking point of her relationship with her mother. She then played the song next to it. And after I played them both a few times, I realized they were two halves of the same song. (Tan pg. 391). Jing-meis relationship with her mother may have seemed disastrous and apart, but together they share a bond that makes them whole. Jing-meis determination to stay that she is, is much like the song Perfectly Contented, she is satisfied with the way things are. Yet her mothers pushy, aggressive attitude is a lot like Pleading Child. She pushes and begs Jing-mei to cooperate and become famous. Even though the two disagree, like the songs, they form one beautiful song....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course OT 450 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '10