I Want A Wife By Judy Brady

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In the era of 1970’s, going outside the house for a woman was abnormal. Women were forced to dedicate their lives: to cleaning the house, caring for the family, while having a fresh meal for supper every night. Brady uses her writing to express her points concerning the Women's Right Movement. As a reader of “Why I Want a Wife,” written by Judy Brady, Brady illustrates the hardships a wife undergoes. Brady engages the readers throughout the whole essay with a sense of humor yet making connections of sympathy. Brady uses a bitter tone from the beginning to the end of the essay, so that readers thoroughly understand the struggles a wife withstands without having anything in return; therefore, the tone supports Brady’s statements about the unfairness towards women, but also make men have sympathy for women. Brady emphasises “I want a wife” followed by countless examples of a wife’s duty so readers relate to how much they truly do at home (Brady 229). Brady continues this harsh tone by saying “I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a wife’s duties” which is harsh by fact of, do not tell her how to do her job that she has done her whole life (Brady 229).…show more content…
One would start to feel sorrow after Brady says: “Not too long ago a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce” (Brady 229). You carry a feeling of sorrow, although a twist is turned in paragraph 7 “I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, a wife who makes love passionately and eagerly when I feel like it, a wife who makes sure that I am satisfied. And, of course, I want a wife who will not demand sexual attention when I am not in the mood for it,” in which you feel the need of sexual experience (Brady 230). Brady uses the rhetorical strategy of emotional attachment because she knows that males will want to have sexual pleasure. Therefore what male would not want a
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