I Stand Here Ironing by Tillie Olsen

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What problems do you think Emily might have, and how might her past experiences have contributed to them? From the story "I Stand Here Ironing" Tillie Olsen

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I think that Emily is insecure and she is afraid of trying to succeed because she has been told she cannot. As Emily's mother says, Emily was, "a...

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