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Michelle Noel Larriviere Arthur Enc1102 S 12-2:50 P.M. Mothers and Daughters pg.324 #2 16 February 2019 Good Mothers to Bad Mothers In the stories of “I Stand Here Ironing”, “Two Kinds”, and “Everyday Use” show different types of parenting skills whether it’s bad or good as a mother. These are the king of stories that mold their daughter a certain way. But to mother to daughter do they know when is enough or how much is to much? The story “I Stand Here Ironing” was written by Olsen. Olsen is a mother of four daughters and she usually write story about the general relationship between families. In the story “I Stand Here Ironing” is about a fortyish year-old woman who struggles affect Emily childhood which made her the way she is. I believe the mother in Olsen’s story is unintentionally a bad mother. The mother ironing is a metaphor of the mother’s guilt. According to I Stand Here Ironing (Families, pg 303) it shows how Emily demeanor change after the mother not show true affection to her. Because of her mothering skills Emily her oldest daughter seems to be the
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