A mothers struggle in raising her daughter Tillie Olsen is known for her works of fiction about working-class Americans. Her story “I Stand Here Ironing” is about a young mother’s struggle during the depression, pre-WPA. The conflict in the story is indeed that the mother feels guilt from the way she has done things with Emily. The mother is constantly referring to the bad decisions that she has made concerning Emily throughout her childhood. The story is narrated by Emily’s unnamed mother.
In the beginning having a baby brought joy to her life and Sally wanted to provide for and love Katie. Katie told herself she would do a better job than her mother did. Her own mom either yelled at her or ignored her,(page 13). David Hughes writing of the Abuse and Neglect of Katie gives so much insight into all the issues that set up the early years of Katie. A Mother who was neglected, young and depressed dealing with a new baby with little support, in a bad marriage.
Word count 385 Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing” is a Mother’s story of circumstance and regret. In the story the mother retells of her hardships and sacrifice that her family had to endure as a result of the economic climate during the 1930’s. To overcome this adversity Olsen must sacrifice the relationship and well being of her oldest daughter in order to make ends meet and provide for the rest of her family. The main character in the story is the Mother. The Mother is a static character who remains unchanged throughout the story.
ENGL 1010-76U 5 December 2012 Searching for Love in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre is a narrated journey taken throughout the main character's life from childhood to adult. The reader can see that Jane is an orphan, an outcast child who does not seem to belong or feel loved by anyone in her life. Jane spends a large portion of her life seeking out love. She is even willing to put herself in harms way to achieve a semblance of love. Throughout her experiences in the novel, Jane comes to realize that she struggles with losing her self-sufficiency by sacrificing all for love.
Emily in my eyes looks like a poor sad woman that had been crying. Her cheek bones sunken in from lack of eating and nourishment; she looked like a very unstable person. I believe this story, in the argumentative purpose, is to inform and possibly help the audience make decisions. The argument is in a deliberative form. The mother, whom is the narrator, is focusing on the how she treated her daughter and the way she was raised and looking how it has affected her in her teenager and adult life.
Asiel Jaimes 06/13/13 Diane Whitley Bogard Synonym 30243 "How Far She Went” The story of "How Far She Went" by Mary Hood is a story about a disobedient girl who goes to live with her grandmother after her dad sends her there. The girl is the usual loud, mad at the world, do and does what every teen does type of girl. While her grandma however, is the common no flightiness, old school, yes mam, or no mam type of grandmother. These differences brings a lot of problems between the two ladies. Mary Hood’s central idea is that selfish and ignorant attitudes can lead to a lot of problems.
The speaker’s final response to her family’s constant judgment is in the last line of the poem in which she says, “I’m dropping out.” This poem focuses on a woman who is fed up with her family’s constant judgment of her as a wife and a mother. This poem stresses that people are constantly being evaluated by others who tell them what they are worth. The speaker is represented as someone who is mistreated and misunderstood as a mom and wife. Her main role as a mother and a wife is to provide and support her family in any way that she can because she has unconditional love for them. As a mother and a wife she should not have to receive feedback from her family based on her duties.
During adolescence, however, girls often take their anger out on their mothers. And in turn, the mothers feel ill-equiped to manage their daughters’ anger. The movie Mothers and Daughters (Bessai 2008) reflects these themes. This story outlines the lives of three Mother-Daughter pairs. Brenda is the typical “invisible woman” who is unexpectedly discarded by her husband following a life of sacrifice.
Negron 1 Negron 2 March 2013 Silenced Abuse in Modern Day Relationships Relationships can either be fulfilling or demeaning. Although some relationships can be abusive, some women may still have a love/hate relationship with their partner. While reading the Story of an Hour, and The 1950’s guide to being a Good Wife, I noticed a pattern of behavior that women of that time followed. I also thought about my own experience in a past relationship. I have discovered that, after reading the material, that even present day women, like past women from the 1800’s and the 1950’s, including myself, have silently suffered while still loving our partners.
This is the opening sentence in Aunt Ida’s narrative. Now an old woman, Ida realizes that she has been going on about life carrying anger towards everyone, much like her own mother did. It all started as a young girl when her mother got sick. Her mom’s sister, Clara, was sent to come live with her family to help out. Aunt Clara is different than anything Ida has seen before.