In the narrative, I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen reflects on political views towards particular social conditions. This story states about a turbulent young mother who struggles throughout her life. Tillie has her first born named Emily, she was gorgeous. Olsen states about Emily, “She tormented herself enough about not looking like the others, there was enough of the unsureness, the having to be conscious of words before you speak, the constant caring- what are they thinking of me?” (96). This quote this telling me that Emily does not accept herself because in her eyes she the odd black sheep in her family. Emily siblings are light skinned when her skin is not has fair, hers is much darker. Emily also had issues with her eating, she was thinner then, foreign-looking. Tillie dealt with Emily’s younger sister kept too much to herself. Emily would think to herself of how much out an outcast she was to the world, not just within at home or at school. Tillie i can say did try or at at least understands how Emily is feeling. Tillie recognizes her feelings because she is talking about her as if she understands the exact emotions. When Emily was just a baby of the age of one, Tillie would never spend the time with her. Tillie had care she hated, I quote, ” Her father left me before she was a year old. I had to work her first six years when there was work, or I sent her home and to his relatives. there were years she had cared she hated” (98). Emily did need a parent figure if she did not have her father she did need her mother. As a parent there is a lot of responsibility you need but as a parent it should not cost you to care or love your children. The way parents teach and grow there kids, they look at the parents as a role model and as a master. parents need to understand anything hurtful or loving thing they say to there children will forever stick with them.
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