Describe the relationship between Meimei and her mother

In the story “Rules of The Game,” Meimei always sought her mother’s advice. And we can see overall, her mother was proud and wished for her daughter’s success. Overall, her mother was proud and wished for her daughter’s success. While Meimei spends all her time winning, Mom keeps telling people that Meimei’s just lucky. But Meimei keeps improving, and soon becomes a wee genius at chess. However, this good relationship has not been sustained until the end. Even Meimei’s success, Mom continually tosses out little passive-aggressive put-downs. She no longer played in the alley of Meimei Place. She never visited the playground where the pigeons and old men gathered. She went to school, then directly home to learn new chess secrets, cleverly concealed advantages, more escape routes. Meimei realizes that she’s lost out on a lot of childhood activities because she has to come home and practice chess every day. But she found it difficult to concentrate at home. Her mother had a habit of standing over me while she plotted out my games. She thought of herself as my protective ally. There may be a few perks, like never doing chores, but Meimei feels it’s not good. One day, the Meimei’s conflict was expressed outside, not just stay her inside. On the Saturday market day her mother would proudly walk with her, visiting many shops, buying very little. And she said “This is my daughter Wavely Jong,” to whoever looked her way. Meimei hate this so she told her mother that she felt shame in that situation. In this conflict, she ducked into another dark alley, down another street, up another alley. She ran until it hurt and I realized she had nowhere to go, that she was not running from anything. After two hours, she went back to her house. At this story does not tell the next situation. But the conflict will be continued. This kind of conflict is very common situation between children and parents. Of course, who is not has pride to their children Furthermore who is success. Everyone might want to boast their success children. Also the exact thing, her parents made many concessions to allow me to practice. Every parents want to see their children’s success because they hope their children be happy. But many children can’t understand. However Meimei and her mother had little different point in their relationship. Meimei accepted American education from childhood so she does not understand Chinese culture. On the other hand her mother was a traditional Chinese parent who always teaches the Chinese culture. Personal thoughts and backgrounds are considered important in all relationship. Although they appeared as cultural differences, the conflict of generational difference is a similar form of common problem between parents and children.

According to these above, Meimei and her mother has common relationship in this book.

Summary

Meimei lives in San Francisco Chinatown with her parents and two brothers. Meimei reminisces about her childhood neighborhood, where she played with her brothers in the alley behind their apartment. Life changes for the Jongs at Christmas when Meimei’s brother receives chess set from the Chinese Santa Claus. She is really good at chess, so much so that she goes to the old man in the park and challenges him to a game. He saw her potential so teaches her the ways of the chess Jedi. While Meimei spends all her time winning, Mom keeps telling people that Meimei’s just lucky. Meimei keeps improving, and soon becomes a wee genius at chess. Even Meimei’s success, Mom continually tosses out little passive-aggressive put-downs. She no longer played in the alley of Meimei Place. She never visited the playground where the pigeons and old men gathered. She went to school, then directly home to learn new chess secrets, cleverly concealed advantages, more escape routes. Meimei realizes that she’s lost out on a lot of childhood activities because she has to come home and practice chess every day. But she found it difficult to concentrate at home. Her mother had a habit of standing over me while she plotted out my games. She thinks of herself as my protective ally. There may be a few perks, like never doing chores, but Meimei feels it’s not good. And then they got conflict about it. Meimei snaps and runs away when Mom gets angry. After when she get back to house, she imagines her mother as an unbeatable chess opponent with scary eyes—and begins to ponder her next move.

 

monkeys paw

The moral of the story, “The Monkey’s Paw” is do not be greedy or selfish and do your best at every moment. They have greedy for money. So they used monkey’s paw for 200 pound. But this book we should not even try to make money without any cost, or make a pig of oneself. Make money in unjustified way is immoral and despicable behavior. Everything comes at a cost. They didn’t recognition their mistake. We can know that they rely on monkey’s paw again. They are greed without effort as well as by monkey’s paw tried to get everything in. Even his son alive again. As a result, they lost their son and get saddled with bad luck. Human selfishness and greed is everywhere around the world, and exist as it happens a lot of damage arising on derecognition of. Stealing someone’s things, and kill someone, not to comply with the order. It is also important to look forward, running, of course, but it is more important to enable to see around us. Not to pursue our own interests, trying to pursue the interests of all of us. And consideration is required for community also. Not obsessed with moment. When trying look into the future then we will reduce our selfishness, greed, naturally. And we don’t have to rely on in Monkey paw. Maybe the monkey’s paw might be the simple fake that created by Human greed for justify their wrong and selfishness. So right now, for everything the author said to modern people with any greed for everything and without even tries to achieve it all just trying to choose the easy way to an unjustified way. It is totally wrong. If we are not fix to right way, the problem will make another problem and furthermore, those problems bring danger not only you that also your family.