Essay On Tillie Olsen I Stand Here Ironing This Essay Reflects On The Mother's Decision Rhhs, 9 Essay

735 words - 3 pages

Jaiswal? ?1
Archisha? ?Jaiswal
Mrs.? ?Aurigemma
Adv? ?Genre? ?Sty&Co.
9/25/17
If? ?Only...
Most? ?parents? ?dream? ?of? ?giving? ?their? ?children? ?what? ?they? ?never? ?had? ?growing? ?up.? ?However,
unavoidable? ?situations? ?cannot? ?be? ?changed.? ?? ?Life?s? ?obstacles? ?are? ?not? ?always? ?predictable,? ?we? ?get
caught? ?up? ?with? ?other? ?things? ?and? ?lose? ?sight? ?of? ?the? ?important? ?ones.? ?In? ?the? ?story,? ??I? ?Stand? ?Here
Ironing,?? ?Tillie? ?Olsen? ?portrays? ?the? ?life? ?and? ?regret? ?of? ?a? ?young? ?single? ?mother? ?struggling? ?to? ?raise? ?her
daughter? ?Emily.? ?She? ?gets? ?so? ?engulfed? ?in? ?fighting? ?with? ?her? ?circumstances? ?that? ?she? ?stops? ?providing
the? ?care,? ?guidance? ?and? ?love? ?that? ?a? ?parent? ?should? ?provide? ?for? ?their? ?kids.? ?The? ?narrator's? ?decision? ?to
let? ?Emily? ?be? ?and? ?not? ?interfere? ?in? ?her? ?life? ?was? ?wrong.
In? ?the? ?beginning,? ?while? ?the? ?narrator? ?is? ?ironing,? ?she? ?reflects? ?on? ?her? ?nineteen? ?year? ?old
daughter?s? ?childhood.? ?She? ?is? ?caught? ?between? ?feeling? ?responsible? ?for? ?Emily?s? ?unhappy? ?childhood
and? ?realizes? ?that? ?she? ?was? ?powerless? ?in? ?making? ?her? ?life? ?better? ?due? ?to? ?the? ?lack? ?of? ?alternatives.? ?As
she? ?is? ?ironing,? ?she? ?remembers? ?back? ?to? ?when? ?her? ?eldest? ?daughter? ?was? ?an? ?infant.? ?She? ?was? ?a? ?young,
inexperienced? ?mother? ?who? ?followed? ??like? ?the? ?books? ?said?? ?and? ?considered? ?Emily? ?to? ?be? ??the? ?first
and? ?only? ?one? ?of? ?[her]? ?five? ?[children]? ?that? ?was? ?beautiful? ?at? ?birth?.? ?During? ?the? ?worst? ?years? ?of? ?the
Great? ?Depression,? ?her? ?husband? ?left? ?the? ?family? ?to? ?fend? ?for? ?themselves.? ?With? ?no? ?money? ?or? ?savings
available? ?to? ?support? ?the? ?two,? ?the? ?narrator? ?was? ?forced? ?to? ?find? ?work? ?and? ?Emily? ?is? ?handed? ?over? ?to? ?a
variety? ?of? ?temporary? ?caretakers? ?and? ?then? ?is? ?left? ?to? ?the? ?narrator`s? ?ex? ?husband`s? ?family.? ?When
Emily? ?returns? ?she? ?is? ?sick? ?and? ?pale,? ?she? ?is? ?sent? ?to? ?a? ?convalescent? ?home? ?where,? ?? ??she? ?can? ?have? ?the
kind? ?of? ?food? ?and? ?care,?? ?her? ?own? ?mother? ?couldn't? ?provide? ?for? ?her.? ?When? ?Emily? ?comes? ?back? ?home
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she? ?is? ?still? ?sick.? ??She? ?ate? ?little.? ?Food? ?sickened? ?her,? ?and? ?much? ?of? ?life? ?too.?? ?Emily? ?became
depressed? ?and? ?a? ?lonely? ?due? ?to? ?the? ?lack? ?of? ?care? ?her? ?mother? ?could? ?provide? ?for? ?her.? ?She? ?has? ?a? ?low
self-esteem? ?and? ?hides? ?her? ?feelings? ?with? ?herself,? ?knowing? ?she? ?can't? ?share? ?it? ?mother? ?because? ?she...

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