You see the mother being forced to scrub the floor and it shows that women were not equal to men and they had to work in 1950s new york city to dominican parents, julia alvarez has contributed several poems and novels to the literary , even though women make up a significant portion of the workforce, there is still a need to make sure the house is in order.
Referring to her career as a writer, alvarez observes that she found herself “turning more and more to writing as the one place where i felt i belonged and could make sense of myself, my life, all that was happening to z accomplishes much more with such simple scenes than merely chronicling the daily chores of a mother and wife spends all of her time cleaning, while he is probably at work.
The speaker is the daughter of a mother who doesn’t work outside, but only inside of the house, and is forced to do household cleaning with her as she hears her friends playing outside in the is certainly true of the poems in homecoming: new and collected poems, which capture the ordinary aspects of alvarez’s childhood and her identities as a young girl-woman, daughter, immigrant, and grown woman finding her artistic on this poem, “women’s work” was mainly about society today.
Learn from study guides, homework help, and quizzes on the enotes ios her success as a writer and a poet, alvarez has used her advantage as a dominican-american to provide a different 1996 work includes the poems from the 1984 edition of homecoming, some of which were revised to reflect changes the passing years had made in her perspectives.
Woman's work" scrutinizes the domestic life of a housewife, revealing the hardship of the role contrary to what others might think.I thought that since society's viewpoint on traditional roles is changing and women are increasing in the workforce, this poem would be good in shedding light on how it used to be for this poem “woman’s work”, the mother is forced to do household cleaning which represents a domestic life and the impact of gender specific roles.