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1.1 The speaker views the lives of woman as “always” (line 1) having much responsibility. A woman has to multi task and attends to everything. The handbag signifies a woman must always carry things with her and take care of the shopping for the home. The vase signifies that she must always take care of herself and look appealing to her husband, as well as take care of how the house looks. The child is used to identify that she is a mother and the ring signifies that she has conformed to society norms by getting married and seeing to her husband’s needs while being the good wife. The idea is signifying that a woman always has to come up with ideas to deal with the challenges faced by her and her family. The speaker views woman lives as over bearing and filled with responsibilities.