I Want a Wife

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I Want A Wife In the essay “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, the writer creates an argument about how wives do all duty in the house including the duties of husbands. The essay is descriptive in nature. The writer describes vividly how every wife should act and how they help out with chores both at home and out of home. She also describes how wives take care of their husband’s needs as well as theirs and their children. “I want a wife to keep track of the children’s doctors and dentist appointments. And to keep track of mine, too.” (1971, para. 3). The writer uses specific language to let the readers know the different chores and tasks a wife has to do day in and day out. “I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute I need it.” (para. 4). Most of the essay shows how husbands are demanding when it comes to taking care of the family. The writer is trying to get a point across that wives are expected to a whole lot of things perfectly but are not giving the due appreciation. The writer makes her readers aware that she knows what she is talking about in the early parts of the essay because she has experienced it herself. “I belong to the classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife. And, not al-together incidentally, I am a mother.” (para. 1). This makes her argument more convincing. What I learnt from this essay is, to be descriptive and convincing when writing an essay. So as to draw your reader into the essay and make them want to read it to the end. I am going to use her style to help me in my final essay. References Brady, J. (1971). I want a wife. Retrieved from

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