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  • Ideal Mother Daughter Relationship
    699 words
    "I Stand Here Ironing", by Tillie Olsen is a short story portraying the life and regret of a young mother struggling to raise her oldest daughter. The mother- daughter relationship is the major part of the story and the attitude of the mother toward her daughter, Emily, and the actual character of the mother are two very important elements. The character of the mother can be said to be strong and persevering, and along with her age and experience came her wisdom. At first her attitude toward her...
  • Emily's Poems
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    Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and the Treasurer for Amherst College. Unlike her mother, Emily loved and admired her father. Since the family was not emotional, they lived a quiet secure life. They rarely shared their problems with one a...
  • Emily's Mother's Control
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    "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen is a depiction of a mother-daughter relationship that lacks involvement and warmth. The whole story composed of the mother's memory of her relationship with her daughter, Emily. The memory was a painful one comprised mostly of the way the mother was much less able to care for Emily. The forsaken of Emily demonstrates the importance of physical and emotional support. The mother was an invisible parent for Emily. Her reason for not being there for Emily was b...
  • Jessup About The Boggart
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    Have you ever wondered how great it would be to inherit a castle in Scotland? What if it was haunted by a sprit called a Boggart? The book I read called The Boggart by Susan Cooper is a story based on something like that happening. The main story takes place in Toronto, Canada. The Volink family inherited a castle in Scotland from Mr. Mc Devon the mother's uncle. The two children in the story are Emily and Jessup. Emily is the oldest. She is smart brave and very sensitive towards the Boggart, on...
  • Love As The Mother Of Emily
    512 words
    In today's age the rate of single motherhood is growing rapidly. The job of being a single mother is not only difficult but exhausting. Single mothers have to work extra hard to make money to pay the bills, while trying to care for there children, and also fitting time in for themselves. In the short story "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen, a single mother tries to understand what happened to her eldest child, Emily, to make her so awkward and unhappy. The three major themes of the story ar...
  • Symbolic For Emilys Past Her Mother
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    Tom Penny Approaches Paper #2 The story, I Stand Here Ironing, contains binary oppositions which work together to support the structure of the text. I listed several of these oppositions in my notes, but I am only going to discuss a few that I found were connected to each other throughout the story. These oppositions are: the past vs. the present, a healthy Emily vs. an un-healthy Emily, Emily with an appetite vs. Emily without an appetite, and a loving parent vs. a non-loving parent. These oppo...
  • Empathy For The Mother And Emily
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    When reading the short stories, the reader feels that fiction indeed does teach empathy. Often in a story, the reader sympathizes with a character in the story. This occurs because of how the author uses words and narrative techniques. The author uses empathy very cleverly. The characters that the author chooses to empathize are brought to life in a real form and are made more believable to the reader. All great authors and literary works use empathy, and achieve it well. One example that sugges...
  • Mother To Her Daughter And Emily
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    Mary Hood's "How Far She Went" and Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing" capture the trauma of an unstable childhood. Hood writes of a painful past that controls how a grandmother and girl (her granddaughter) react to each other. Both are in pain and deal with it differently. Olsen writes of a struggling young post-depression mother who is unable to be a complete mother to her daughter Emily. The relationship between the mother figures and the daughter figures is not so different. They share the...
  • Encounters Emily's And Dee's Mother
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    Alice Walker – ? Everyday Use' Essay, Research Alice Walker – ? Everyday Use'?? Suffering Produces Perseverance; Perseverance, Character and Character, Hope? Everyday Use? by Alice Walker and? I Stand Here Ironing? by Tillie Olsen both personified a mother with great love and compassion for their children. Although each mother was separated by cultural and social differences the mothers in these stories shared a similar character. Character that can only be found in a mother, and can...
  • Emily's Mother
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    The Ideal Parent: Can One Ever Exist? Many kids complain about their parents. I hear it all the time from all kinds of kids who come from all sorts of different backgrounds. It seems in the world today parents get all the negative attention, and it seems like all the good they do go unnoticed by the public. Two different kinds of mothers were presented in the stories "Two Kinds' by Amy Tan, and "I Stand Here Ironing' by Tillie Olsen. Sometimes children complain about their mothers, each wishing ...

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