I Standing Here Ironing 3x3


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Storyboard Description

These three themes are evident in "I Stand Here Ironing".

Storyboard Text

  • She fretted about her appearance, thin and dark and foreign-looking at a time when every little girl was supposed to look or thought she should look a chubby blonde replica of Shirley Temple.
  • Society demands beauty.
  • Afterwards: You ought to do something about her with a gift like that-- but without money or knowing how, what does one do?
  • Fame lacks meaning.
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  • I was working, there were four smaller ones now, there was no time for her. She had to help be a mother, and housekeeper, and shopper.
  • Idleness causes regret.
  • Only help her to know...that she is more than this dress on the ironing board.
  • Now suddenly she was Somebody, and as imprisoned in her difference as she had been in anonymity
  • Before Fame
  • After Fame
  • My wisdom came too late.
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