Response to I Stand Here Ironing
I just read a short story, "I Stand Here Ironing ," by Tillie Olsen, and I liked it because it shows everything my mother would say to about me. I also like it because I can relate to it.
One line from I Stand Here Ironing that stands out for me is:"Even if I came in what good with it do? " I think this is relate able because my mother did this too when I got in trouble. I guess she got tired of beating me and talking to me that it got to the point that when a teacher called the house she would say the same thing. I would become so happy when I heard this because I knew she wasn't coming up to the school but later when I got home I would have to face her and tell her what happened.
Another line that I could relate to was: "She a youngster who needs help and whom I am deeply interested in helping." This stood out for me because this is what the teachers or the principal would tell my mom even though they were lying I knew that they didn't want to help me it was just a teachers way of acting like they care.
I Stand Here Ironing reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was caught running in a hallway with a friend. I didn't think that you could get into trouble for running in the hallway but it happened. I got suspended for 3 days but my friend got 2 because he never got in to trouble. The principal called my mom told her that she wanted to help me. I wondered why she said she wanted to help me and she was suspending me.
I would like to read more stories by Tillie Olsen, because her stories are great and I can really relate to them.