Being a female writer, during the 1950s and 1960s, she worked hard to draw attention of the people to the plight of women, both as individuals and as authors. The story "I Stand Here Ironing" is a kind of monologue, a one-sided conversation spoken by a mother. She happens to be at an ironing board while speaking. She tries to explain her daughter's reticent but clownish personality. While ironing, the mother gives a treatise on women's lives during the Great Depression and the Second World War. She also describes the difficult relationship that happens to be there between an author and his work. Ready Reference Treatise: Tell Me a Riddle Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary "I Stand Here Ironing" "Hey Sailor, What Ship?" "O Yes" "Tell Me a Riddle" Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
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|Size: ||246 KB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781329254022 (DRM-EPUB)|
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