I Want a Wife Answers

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Aysegul Torun
English 201 A\B
May. 3rd, 2012

“I Want A Wife” by Judy Brady

Meaning

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 sensitive to her husband’s sexual needs however when her husband is not in the mood she should not demand sexual attention. Purpose and Audience

1) Brady wrote this essay to show the hard work that wives had to do at the time this essay published. Nowadays wives can raise their voice and they want equality but in the past it wasn’t like that so it think she wanted to emphasize the hard work that women at that time had to get done. -- I think her purpose was to explain a wife’s duties by kind of making fun of men and little bit by complain about her own situation. -- I think she definitely tries to provide a realistic definition of “wife” but not fair. -- Beginning to end all the things she said are supporting my idea because she gives realistic definition of a wife but we can understand that from her tone of voice this is not fair. 2) I think Brady’s target audiences are males. She wants women to read it but she actually assumes that men will read too. Because women already know all of these things she talks about and actually men need to know these, not women. -- I don’t think she writes this essay from a certain social and economic background but she writes this essay from a certain group of age’s perspective. ( I got this...
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