Another problem with mistake that Ms. Olsen seems to make with the story is keeping the readers overall attention. The story seems to have a somewhat melodramatic tone, but there is never enough drama or action within the story, to draw the reader in and make them feel as though their part of this world. The story follows a low point like most stories do but the climax of the story is supposed to be where the daughter starts to become somewhat famous in their state area, and the mother seems a little sadden that she could not have done more in her life to maker her a better person in this world.
The problem is Ms. Olsen doesnt use her words to let feel or actually see Susan become famous in stead she simply tell you she is. In my opinion Ms. Olsens, I Stand Here Ironing, is a chore to read that should not be forced on any leisurely reader. The story just drags on to start to finish, and what good is a story if it is not capable of holding the attention of its audience.