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Have you ever wondered what the 20th century era was like In the poem domestic work by Natasha Trethewey the poems that she wrote were memories and celebrations of hard working African Americans that work 27 hours or more every day The words she used to make you feel and hear there pain and suffrage The poem Domestic Work is about a women who works all week long and probably if at best gets maybe one day off She is on her hands and knees seven days week One day as she is cleaning she realizes that she has been down on the floor scrubbing floors and cleaning way to long And that she needs to a change the way she lives her everyday life On Sunday is her day off she turns the house into a domestic worship the house almost becomes a church All the windows get open and the fresh air from outside comes in and the house is full of happiness after reading towards the end of the poem Sunday is her day off but yet she is still on her hands and knees putting cleaning before church Still hoping for that changeMother that exhibited strength and sacrifice putting their own needs aside for the wellbeing of their families Would be the character Rose Maxon from Fences a forty-three year-old African American housewife who Rose is what you would expect of 1950s era housewife She is always at home cleaning or cooking She volunteers at her church regularly and loves her family when the characteristics of the meaning rose comes into play is when troy is unfaithful to her she takes matters in to her own hands by protecting herself and her family Just as a delicate rose would protect itself from things much bigger then itself Through the story fences Rose is patient nurturing loving kindness and caring She tries to keep it together even
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