The narrator, Emily’s mother, is insistent that she could not possibility total it all (389), but attempts to do just that in describing the fragmented years that have favored the youngerchildren.
The narrator, Emily’s mother, is insistent that she could not possibility total it all (389), but attempts to do just that in describing the fragmented years that have favored the youngerchildren.When we discover that the mother only smiled at the younger children, we maythink that the mother didn't like Emily. When we see that Emily does many of her mother's chores, we may presume that mother is a harsh task-master.In spite of her suffering, it is almost shocking how Emily behaves extraordinary well even in stressful situations.
Another consequence derived from being constantly sick is that she looks fragile, “Skeleton thin” (Olsen 292).
Unfortunately, she is full aware of not fulfilling the stereotype of a girl her age and she does not like it, Olsen’s narrator clearly states: She fretted about her appearance, thin and dark and foreign-looking at a time when every little girl was supposed to look or thought she should look a chubby blonde replica of Shirley Temple.
We would think, "She needs to do her own housework and let the child be achild." If "I Stand Here Ironing" were written from another point of view, we would notunderstand the The mother in Tillie Olsen’s story, “I Stand Here Ironing” gives insight into the upbringing of her first child.
We see she is guilty of neglect towards Emily and is distressed due to poor decisions that she had made rearing her daughter.
For starters, various illnesses tremendously affect Emily’s physique which makes her look different compared to other little girls.
Even her mother expresses “All the baby loveliness gone” (Olsen 291), after had gotten chicken pox.
She definitely experiences a “stressful growth” (Frye 288).
As a little girl, Emily clearly indicates to be unlike most children her age.
Hopefully, I'll remember to smile more at my children and not to turn the face of worry toward them, and it won't be too late.
After reading "I Stand Here Ironing," I realized that I am not the only mother who has regrets about some of the things I have had to do. Like Tillie, "They were all the acts of love." We did what we had to do. Angela Weaver English Composition 1A 5 November 2017 A Guilty Mother’s Reflection in “I Stand Here Ironing” “I Stand Here Ironing”, by Tillie Olsen, depicts a fractured portrait of a girl named Emily through the memories and recollections of the narrator.