“I Stand Here Ironing”, by Tillie Olsen is a short story portraying the life and regret of a young mother struggling to raise her oldest daughter. The mother- daughter relationship is the major part of the story and the attitude of the mother toward her daughter, Emily, and the actual character of the mother are two very important elements. The character of the mother can be said to be strong and persevering, and along with
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young, she looks with pity upon her daughter who she so hopelessly was not able to provide for. But as time proceeds she realizes that her youth was just a small stage in her life that she has grown out of, almost like a butterfly. Emily now is a lovely young woman with much potential. All the mother can hope for now is that Emily herself can and will realize the power she holds within.