Responce to "I Stand Here Ironing"
I just read a short story, "I Stand Here Ironing," by Tillie Olsen, and I somewhat enjoyed it because it was slightly interesting. I felt it also sent a somewhat nice lesson in the end.
One line from " I Stand Here Ironing" that stands out for me is: "Her younger sister seemed all that she was not." I think this is interesting because I sometimes feel like that too. Sometimes it feels like I'm being compared to my sister and we are complete opposites in looks and personality.
Another line that interested me was: "What in me demanded that goodness in her? And what was the cost, the cost to her of such goodness?" This stood out for me because it reminded me that people do things unintentionally and don't realize the pain they cause until it is too late. People (un)intentionally try to change people or to form them into what they want them to be, but most of the time, they don't notice the cost to the person they change.
*My daughter is a nice girl. She is shy and quiet, but she is always there for her sisters, even though it may not look like it most of the time. She has a sense of humor that can bring anyone in our family out of a slump. She is mature, and can handle most situations well, although she barely does any housework at home, but we still live her.*
I wouldn't like to read more stories by Tillie Olsen, because I found them it a little boring. It was slightly interesting, but the only reason I did not put it down was because it was being read to me.
*- My mother's rant