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In the story Why I want a Wife by Judy Brady the narrator expresses her unrealistic desires in a wife For example the narrator asks for a wife that would miss work just to keep the house clean A wife that would allow infidelity a wife that would basically cater to every need The narrator of the story made the wife seem like an object In a healthy relationship a husband and wife should share the responsibilities Roles have changed between husband and wife since the early 1900s There are still sexist comments said about women for example women should clean do laundry and cook for the family Let us see the difference between what is expected from a husband or wife to reality and how the role of women has changed overtimeIn the early 1900s women werent allowed to work they were forced to stay home and raise the children The husbands were the ones that worked and earned the money for the household The examples the narrator gives on her reasoning for wanting a wife are based on the same ideas from the 1900s We see that in the text when the narrator said I want a wife who cooks the meals a wife who is a good cook p23 As time went on women of the early 1900s were starting to gain more rights and freedom They were now allowed to work and vote In present time husbands understand that at times they must cook clean and take care of the children Women are now more equal to men in that particular way Marriage has changed a lot from the early 20th century to present timeJudy Brady gave many comical examples of what she expects from a wife There were some examples that were pretty outrageous The narrator states I want a wife who takes care of the needs of my guests so that they feel comfortable p23 The narrator
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