She realizes her wrong of eliminating her father from her life. Paired by her experiences becomes inexpressive in all her relationships. Mariam has experienced only … in her life. Destiny plays a very bitter role in the life of Mariam. Completely shattered and broken down by the … and abuses in her marriage, Mariam has learned a lesson in life and that is not to stand up and fight for her rights.
“I Stand Here Ironing” is almost a mirror story of author Tillie Olsen. Like the narrator she wrote, Olsen also was abandoned by her husband after their first child and later remarried and had more children. Being a mother caused her to put aside her career (writing), which happens to be the opposite of the narrator, who put aside being a mother to be a woman who took care of “womanly” duties around the home. Olsen also uses this story to attack the government by writing how the narrator struggled to fend for herself and her child when they received no governmental help. She also used the narrator’s daughter, Emily, to show what happens when the government does not help their people.
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When the war got worse Tariq’s family had to move to Pakistan and Laila did not want him to leave so they made love for the first time. Tariq leaves an... ... middle of paper ... .... Jalil takes the action of casting Nana out of his house when she had become pregnant with his illegitimate child. He breaks his promise that he made Mariam for her birthday and forgets about her. He even marries her off to some stranger after her mother had committed suicide because his other wives and children did not like Mariam and did not want her to be a part of their lives. For Rasheed he notes that he would have to marry Laila because he could not have her and her unborn child living with him without any kind of pretense, because people would gossip about him and his new girl.
Mariam’s mother, believing Mariam had abandoned her, commits suicide. Jalil is forced to take Mariam in and she is happy at first, however she is then married off to a shoemaker named Rasheed, who lives in Kabul, forcing her to leave her hometown and move there with him. Mariam is unable to conceive a child because she would always lose the child due to her health complications. As the result of multiple miscarriages, the relationship grows into an abusive relationship. The story then switches to the life of Laila, a girl who lives in Kabul, in the same neighborhood as Mariam and Rasheed.
Ramatoulaye recalls how Mawdo and Aissatou were madly in love but their marriage was never accepted by the groom’s family as she was “a goldsmith’s daughter” while he was a nobleman (Bâ, 2008, p. 17). Therefore, Mawdo’s mother did everything in her power to separate the two, one of which included marrying him off to her brother’s daughter, Young Nabou, meaning that Aissatou would have “a co-wife” (Bâ, 2008, p. 31). This forced Aissatou to leave him as she did not want this lifestyle. Three years after this incident, Modou married Binetou, their daughter’s best friend without Ramatoulaye having any knowledge of it, yet choosing to stay with Modou as a
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