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A marriage consists of a husband and a wife It seems that when theknots are tied things start to change drastically Changes that willhave a woman fed up and have her thinking about what ifs In the shortstory I want a Wife written by Judy Brady Brady gives opinionsleading readers to conclude that wivesmothers are unappreciated andtaken for granted While giving these examples Brady seems to opposemen in a way that she herself wants a wife I want a wife who will not bother me rambling complaints about awifes duties But I want a wife who will listen to me when I feel theneed to explain a rather difficult pointPage 361 paragraph 3 Inother words Brady wants a man who listens when his wife talks and aman who takes responsibility of his household without expectingeverything to be done by his wife This quote along with other quotesthroughout the reading support my position that Brady does oppose menUsing repetition and sarcasm Brady led me to believe that this shortstory was written to give examples of how a perfect partnership shouldbe In each of her sentences she never forgets to use I want a wifegiving me the idea that she portrays men to be the receivers instead ofthe provider With such tone I feel Brady makes it clear that husbandsshould realize what they have before its gone While opposing men Brady seems to demand the respect of them Bradyuses sarcasm in a way that would belittle a man She makes it seem asthough men are only good for income I want a wife who will take careof the details of my social life When my wife and I are invited out bymy friends I want a wife who will take care of the babysittingarrangementsPage 361 paragraph 4- Basically a man in her view issomeone who comes home and expects the world to be put on a platterFrom her experiences of being the go-to the wife the
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