I Want A Wife

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In the 1970’s weather a person was White, Black, Straight or even a lesbian fighting for equality was a part of their life. In this era of time the majority of women stayed at home and were house wives. Women in the 70’s did everything they could to fulfill the expectations of their husbands. Judy Brady writes “Why I Want a Wife” to her fellow Ms. Magazine readers. Brady shows her readers what it is like to be a wife in this time period. She connects to her readers by using examples that every wife has gone through. Brady wants fellow readers to know what she is feeling and someone to feel sorry for all the work she is doing. Pathos is the most affective way that Judy Brady gets her point across in “Why I Want a Wife”. Brady begins by informing the readers she is a mother; Brady does this to connect with the other mothers out there and show them that she too feels the same way they do. Brady wants mothers and wives to…show more content…
Brady wants a wife to feel her sorrow no matter what the situation. She wants the wife to respect her decisions and accept those decisions. Judy Brady wants her wife to respect her sexual opinions and take the right precautions: “ 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. I want a wife who assumes the complete responsibility for birth control, because i do not want more children” (Brady 230). “My god who wouldn’t want a wife” (Brady 230) is the last sentence of the essay. Brady uses this sentence in a theoretical way. Not everyone wants a wife but the duties the wife fulfils. Brady uses this sentence to make her audience feel the sympathy for a wife's duties. Pathos is the most effective Brady grabs her audiences
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