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.
We see she is guilty of neglect towards Emily and is distressed due to poor decisions that she had made rearing her daughter.
The short story “I Stand Here Ironing” (1961) by Tillie Olsen is a touching narration of a mother trying to understand and at the same time justifying her daughter’s conduct.
Frye interprets the story as a “meditation of a mother reconstructing her daughter’s past in an attempt to express present behavior” (Frye 287).
Poor Growing up The oppression of women by society has never been a secret.
Many times it has been documented in works of literature, and one classical example of this occurrence is "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen.