Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Dr. Maria R. Tello
September 16, 2012
Kirszner, Laurier and Stephen Mandell. Writing First with Readings. Custom 4th. Edition. Bedford/St. Martins, 2006 Summary:
In the story “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” by John Gray (p.622-625), this story decides between men and women, reflected by Mars and Venus. The needs of men and women are different, and they also have different ways of dealing with stress or asking for what they need. Men expect women to think and behave like men, and women expect men to feel and respond like women. John Gray teaches how to avoid the problems caused by the differences that come between the sexes, and shows how we can all achieve fulfilling, loving relationships. Two of the main topics are how men and women deal with stress, and how men and women speak different languages. Critical Response:
In my opinion, I believe that it is important for men and women to learn to respect and understand each other’s different styles of communication. Many arguments are because men and women don’t understand each other’s ways of life. They shouldn’t blame each other for their wrong doings because they haven’t quite learned the difference between each other; they should just resolve the problem and get on with life. I know men and women are different and expect different things from each other, but that’s life and we can’t change it. That’s how he’s comparing them — to two different worlds joining together. Since “Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus,” they both fell in love with each other and realized that they were completely different.