Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Two kinds

This is a link to Eminem's song "Cleaning out my Closet. Now, I am not saying that Jing Mei Woo is cleaning out her closet. I felt that this song showed a close parallel between the relationships with there mom's. More directly, Jing Mei Woo's sudden jault of frustration directed toward her mother at the bottom of pg 141. She went as far as saying "Then I wish I wasn't your daughter. I wish you were not my mother." This is the type of frustration Eminem rapped with the whole song. He even calls goes as far as calling his mother a bitch, "You selfish bitch, I hope you fuckin' fall in hell for this shit!"Growing up, Eminem's mother expected his life to be a bit different. She wanted him to be more of a regular well spoken young man, rather than his gangster, hard core life style he chose to live. This lead to an un- easy relationship between the two, and Eminem reflected this in this song. Jing Mei and her mother had a similar relationship. Her mother wanted her to be a protege much like this kids on T.V., and her cousin Waverly. This was something that Jing Mei didn't see in her future, and it caused the two to bump heads.The frustration shown to the mothers in "Two Kinds" and "Cleaning out my closet" is similar.

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