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I Stand Here Ironing, an Analysis

Summary: Analyzes the short story, "I Stand Here Ironing," by Tillie Olsen. Provides a plot synopsis. Explores Tillie Olsen's characterization of Emily as a strong female protagonist.
"I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen is a short story that talks about a handicapped child. Emily had to struggle a whole lot on her short life, but at the end she proved to be a very strong child. Tillie Olsen's characterization of Emily shows a strong female protagonist who overcomes numerous odds: loneliness, humbleness, vulnerability, and her disability.

The story is based on a child named Emily that has a physical disability. Emily lived in a family of five children. "She always had a reason why we should stay home" (Olsen 601). Emily is lonely. When she was a toddler, she was left in a day care so Emily's mom could bring income to the house. Emily is a child that, as many others, grew up mostly on day care. Emily was always eager to spend more time with her mom and no...

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