I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

6 Pages Posted: 6 May 2012

Date Written: May 6, 2012


Tillie Olsen’s short story ‘I Stand Here Ironing’ is the story of relationship between a mother and her long separated child. The mother has not been regularly in touch with her elder child, her first daughter Emily, but the bond between the two has not waned with passage of time. Although the daughter has drifted away from the relationship, the mother still has strong emotional ties with her. The mother cannot forget the difficult days when she had to manage her job and also had to look after the child. She still holds herself responsible for those days when she had to leave the infant in the care of her neighbor, well knowing that the neighbor was not caring for the child as she would have done as a mother.

Keywords: Tillie Olsen, short story, chenoyceil, chenoy ceil, lawyer, advocate, review

Suggested Citation

Ceil, Chenoy, I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen (May 6, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2051900 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2051900

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