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…
- Brady makes classification when she says I want a wife who will take care of me and the people who are depend on me in categories of cleaning, feeding, keep tracking of their things, and how she should behave front of her husbands friend.
- Categorizing of course contribute a lot to essay because the essay is already all about these things.
1) I think Brady’s tone is little bit of every thing: little bit of whining, little bit of amused and angry, little bit of sarcasm. We can see this even end of the essay when she says, “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife?”
2) I think she says, “I want a wife” in almost every sentence because she wants to give some kind of a poetry and rhythm to the essay.
-- It conveys that the person, who wants a wife, wants a wife very bad. But I think she uses that in an amusing way I think. For example when we say some thing very often it becomes funny, so she uses it in a sarcastic way.
-- Already Brady’s idea is “wanting a wife” so it fits her idea perfectly.
3) Brady newer substitutes the person as pronoun “she” because “my wife” is a title and not a real person.
-- I don’t think it creates awkward sentences because when I read I don’t see “my wife” as real person, so it gives an idea that it is a title.
4) I think she is being very sarcastic in those paragraphs. She is being serious on the one hand but on the other hand she is being