I Want a Wife Answers Essay
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English 201 A\B
May. 3rd, 2012
“I Want A Wife” by Judy Brady
1) According to Brady, wife is who takes care of every households, children, and husband. Also person who only works for her children and husband but not herself.
2) In Brady’s word a wife’s responsibilities are take care of the children, for example, to prepare them for school, make sure they are eaten, and clean. Also of course another responsibility is to take care of her husband. There are some expected behaviors from a wife. For example, when husband invite his friends, the wife should serve properly. When they get invited from somewhere, the wife is responsible for the babysitting arrangement. Also the other expected behavior is to be…show more content…
Women do all the work all ready and men see this as equal to have job and working, but it is not. I think this situation is still relevant in this time, but it is not very common anymore as it was in the past.
Method and Structure
1) Because being a wife doesn’t mean to get marry a man. Wife means a lot more that that and people don’t get it, especially men, unless someone write about it. Someone who is also a wife and knows what it means to be wife.
-- As I said earlier, not every one especially men know what actually wife means. It doesn’t mean to be marrying a man.
-- I think Brady uses original definition of wife in a sarcastic way to achieve her purpose.
2) If we take this essay as a piece definition, we can distinguish this essay from feminism. I don’t think this is what she wants to tell. Her point is different.
3) Paragraph 1 serves as a little definition to show who she is and where she is going with that.
--Paragraph 2 serves to explain where it started and how it started. It serves like a foundation. It supports paragraph 1.
-- Frist question is create a base for her to tell all those examples and why she wants a wife, too and the last question confirms her will to have a wife kind of like “of course I want a wife, who would not!” she assures her readers.
4) These questions look like they are repeat
Judy Brady in the essay, " I want a Wife", argues that she would rather have a "all-together" wife that the male point of view reflects. Brady supports her argument by first citing what she feels she needs/ deserves from her wife. She then lists the responsibilities of how a woman should balance her household. For example, she says " I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it. I want a wife who cooks the meals, a wife who is a good cook. I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly, and then do the cleaning up while I do my studying." Lastly, the author cites her emotional and physical needs. She stresses that, "I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a wife's duties. But I want a wife who will listen to me when I feel the need to explain a rather difficult point I have come across in my course studies." Ms. Brady's purpose was to express what she desires from a wife, but in the position of a male's standpoint so that people who are on the outside looking in can see what is always expected of women to do. We aren't allowed to be nothing more or nothing less, and we are made to cater to then needs of others. The author writes her essay in a, seemingly, sarcastic tone for the male audience as well as society, in general. This work is significant because the role of a women can be very overbearing with much responsibility and no support.