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Mother and Daughter a Heavenly Relationship Failed Daughter and mother relationship is an endless topic for many writers They are meant to share the bond of love and care for each other In the real world however their relationship is not as successful as it ought to be The stories How to Talk to Your Mother and I Stand Here Ironing are the examples of this conflict Lorrie Moore is distinguished for the clever wordplay irony and sardonic humor of her fiction How to Talk to Your mother is a short story in her collection Self-Help It is about a failed relationship of a daughter and her mother over time Similarly Tillie Olsens I Stand Here Ironing portrays powerfully the economic and domestic burdens a poor woman faced as well as the responsibility and powerlessness she feels over her childs life Both stories have the same theme but each has different technique and the conflicts from the characters are opposite Poor communication over time is the theme both stories share In How to Talk to Your Mother Ginny the author faded the relationship with her mother as time goes and things changed from 1939 to 1982 In 1952 Ginny started to break away by slamming the door and say Dont I know it Moore 105 when her mother asks about her crush in junior high Then she becomes a young adult with a new life and would not come home for holidays However it is not until her mother called her by her sisters name that makes she feels uncomfortable Learn that you have a way of knowing each other which somehow slips out and beyond the ways you have of not knowing each other at all Moore 103 The simply How to title belies the complexities of broken communication between mother and daughter Ginny attempts to communicate with her mother throughout decades but it never works In I Stand Here Ironing the mother
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