The Change of Generations “I Stand Here Ironing” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge” are two

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The Change of Generations “I Stand Here Ironing” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge” are two different stories that were written at different times and by different authors, however, have much in common. Both stories tell about the problem of the relationship between children and their mothers. These are two stories that raise one of the most important social problems. Every reader can find a reflection of his or her relationship in these stories. That is why these stories are very popular among the people for many years. The story of Tillie Olsen “I Stand Here Ironing” is about the history of the formation of the complex relationship between a mother and her daughter Emily. The story has the form of mother’s monologue, which…show more content…
The Olsen’s story does not have the end. It’s just a fragment of thoughts of a mother who has problems with her daughter, but she does not try to find a solution to this problem. Moreover, she does not feel guilty. Emily’s mother believes that all of her actions were justified by the love to her daughter and the needs of a single mother. Indeed, it is difficult to condemn a woman with such a difficult fate. In my opinion, the main character has forgotten that any child needs mother’s attention more than wealth. However, the mother’s attention to the child is not the key to a successful relationship in the family and this is the main idea the story of Flannery O’Connor. “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, tells about the consequences of excessive concern about the children. The main characters of this story are Julian and his mother. Despite the fact that Julian is a mature young man who graduated from college, he continues to live with his mother. However, he does not feel gratitude for what his mother does for him. Julian’s mother belonged to the famous, wealthy family, but their money was squandered long time ago, but, the mother always acted as an aristocrat and tried to maintain the image of an important person. Her father owned plantations with slaves, and despite the fact that slavery was abolished, and the black population got the same rights and freedoms as the whites, mother treated them as people of lower grade.
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