The story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan is told from the point of view of a first-person narrator, who is also the main character.
The story is told from the point of view of the narrator’s adult self, who reflects on her own experiences as a child. This suggests a deeper understanding of things than she could have had as a child:
So maybe I never really gave myself a fair chance. I did pick up the basics pretty quickly, and I might have become a good pianist at the young age. But I was so determined not to try, not to be anybody different, and I learned to play only the most ear-splitting preludes, the most discordant hymns.
This suggests that the narrator thinks about the actions she undertook as a child, from the perspective of an adult. Also, the narrator recognizes that her child self was bia...