I Stand Here Ironing

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  • She wrote her mother only once a week while gone, and when she did write, they seemed short and distant.
  • "'They don't like you to love anybody here.'"
  • Silence Creates Distance
  • "I am fine."
  • "That was my riddle, Mother, I told it to Susan"
  • Standards prompt torment
  • The two sisters constantly competed with each other and copied each others actions which annoyed the other.
  • They grew apart and became distant while Emily was away. The mother-daughter bod disappeared.
  • "I used to try to hold and love her after she came back, but her body would stay stiff, and after awhile she'd push away"
  • Emily was developing slower than Susan and the other girls her age. This created a constant comparison between the two sisters.
  • "If I had that skin" "If i had that copper hair"
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