Do you think Emily’s mother in “I Stand Here Ironing” is a reliable narrator?

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Based on the information that Tillie Olsen provides, a case can be made to consider the narrator of “I Stand Here Ironing ” reliable or unreliable. Because the mother is a first-person narrator, there is a greater possibility that she is unreliable. The reader is provided with no further information beyond the narrator’s perspective, so we...

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