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I Stand Here Ironing

I Stand Here Ironing


by Tillie Olsen

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Emily's Counselor or Teacher (Imagined)

The story is prompted by an unnamed voice, in the role of a counselor or teacher. This is someone in a position of relative authority who is able to help Emily.