Your Shoes Short Story

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Your shoes Your shoes Is a short story by Michele Roberts about a mother writing a letter to her daughter who has left home and how she reflects on her own life, past and family Michele Roberts as a writer interested in women´s rights and how they were treated before. In an interview for the BBC, she says: "The way that women were treated in the religion I grew up in, which was Catholicism, made me a writer - because women were seen as the source of evil in the world, the source of sin. We led men astray, we had to be forgiven for being women before we even began to try and be good, we had to get over having the bodies we had. This really pushed me to wanting to write as a way of opposing what was very constricting and actually painful in my life.” From that we can see how she focused…show more content…
She spoiled you, She loved you more than she loved me” line 117, and she even blame her daughter for her sexual experience even if she had the same experience but she couldn’t tell her parents like she says. We can also see how the narrator find hope in the new shoes, every time she talk about the shoes that she bought to her daughter she think that she will come back for them, she take care of the shoes and keep it clean, preparing it to her daughter when she will come back searching for her new shoes as her mother thinks, she says “ I’ve tied the shoes’ laces together so they won’t get separated or lost. White laces, that I washed and ironed” line 31. What we can see from the story, how the author focused on the ways in which parents and children communicate, and how some parents don’t communicate or take care of their children, and also that to love your children is not how many presents you give to them, its how much time you can spend together, to give them advices and knowledge, to respect their choices and support
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