Perhaps, you’ve already heard of Tillie Olsen. You probably know about her as a critic and author. Her life was fully reflected in her well-known work I Stand Here Ironing. As a young mom in the 1940s, she had to put her writing career on indefinite hold because of the necessity to raise up to four kids. Once the last of her four kids had grown up, she finally obtained a long-awaited opportunity to get back to her writing. The return to literature gave birth to one of her masterpieces “I Stand Here Ironing.” In 1961, the given collection of four short stories gave her the O. Henry award.
Olsen, who descends from a working-class background and was faithfully committed to labor activism, actually devoted her life to depicting a wide range of challenges of working-class women. A great number of literary critics consider her work Silences to be a foundational work of feminist literary criticism. In this literary work, she thoroughly explores the specific life circumstances, especially motherhood, many female writers face and represent in their creation.
Is your mother a perfect decision maker?
Perhaps, you might consider this question too personal or even worse. However, we aren’t going to go all Freud on your unique personality. We’re just curious and nothing else.
For bad or good, all of us are firmly tied to our mothers. It goes without saying all their decisions, when they work, where they work, where they live and who they date, have an enormous impact on our lives. Just wait a minute and think about decisions your mother made when you were growing up. We offer you to answer the following questions:
Very often our moms avoid telling us why they made their decisions or how they felt regarding their choices. Perhaps, you’ll find the answers to most of your questions concerning your mom’s choices in Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing.
That’s a fascinating story about a mother looking back on her tough life as well as the decisions made by her when raising her daughter. As we crawl into her mind, we figure out that she’s already aware of the fact that she has made a bunch of mistakes, hurting her daughter. However, the woman isn’t sure what could have been done differently.
In most cases, we don’t have such an opportunity to have such an honest look into our mom’s mind. This novel is a good chance to do it.
Perhaps, you’ve already heard of Tillie Olsen. You probably know about her as a critic and author. Her life was fully reflected in her well-known work I Stand Here Ironing. As a young mom in the 1940s, she had to put her writing career on indefinite hold because of the necessity to raise up to four kids.