She tries to get her audience's attention by being rational and not emotional when she expresses her point of view. At the same time she adds a little humor and extends the idea that men have unreasonable perspectives on gender roles. Judy Brady’s writing style in manipulating her opponents into seeing how men treat women has many advantages. One of them is that by using irony in the essay, she sends a message to all the male readers about how valuable a wife is to them, and also Judy Brady makes use of humor to make her points more convincing. She expressed: “I want a wife to go along when our family takes a vacation so that someone can continue to care for me and my children when I need to rest and change of scene”.
Her marriage with Leonce Pontellier is one of convenience and well-being for herself and for the children she bore. We learn in the story that Leonce Pontellier is very firm with Edna. He likes things done a certain way and voices his criticism toward Edna if there is any variance from his standards. Leonce wants his wife to be the everyday housewife and she should live to serve her husband and her children. We begin to see in the novel that Leonce’s ideas and beliefs of what Edna should be begins to push her away and she begins to seek companionship elsewhere.
Their father, Reb Smolinsky, stays at home reading religious books to his family and controls their income. Sara, at a young age, actually sells herring to provide the family with some income. Finally, Sara’s three sisters get jobs that provide the family with financial support. Sara’s mother, Shena Smolinksy, also rents out the other room in the house to collect more income. All during this time, Reb, does nothing more than preach and watch over the money.
The LV insurance firm stated that child costs £186k just before their 21st birthday. However, as incomes have risen greatly compared to previous generations this cannot be a main factor for the decline in the birth rate. As a result of these financial pressures, parents now feel less able or willing than in the past to have a large family. There were also major changes in the position of women during the 20th century. Due to increased educational opportunities as girls now do better at school than boys, and laws outlawing unequal pay and sex discrimination has meant ¾ of women are now in paid employment.
Good wives were considered to cook, clean, take care of the children, and treat their husbands well. Such traits are still believed to be good to this day, but the problem is when these views get in the way of a woman’s goals to become something more than just a house-wife. Further, she goes to describe how degrading some of these comments are such as “I want a wife to pick up after me.” (180); “I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a wife’s duties.” (180). After reviewing just these few comments out of many I see that those statements are very degrading and narcissistic. This is no way to treat a woman that you are supposed to love; it sounds more like being a wife was more like being a slave in her viewpoint.
Ageing population in the UK Why do we have an ageing population? In the UK there are 10 million people who are over the age of 65, that is 16% of the population. People are living longer because we have better healthcare, better more varied and reliable diets, medical care has improved, medicines have become more advanced, we have good education and more money to spend on luxuries. In the UK people are getting married later and are having fewer children. Life expectancy is 81 years for women and 76 for men.
In “A Sorrowful Woman” I found it appealing of the lengths that the husband took to nurture his wife the passage that states “With great care he rearranged his life.” (41) shows his dedication to her and making sure she had what she wanted. While it was appealing to see his love for her, it also did not appeal to me to see that instead of trying to get her help she needed, he just placated to her depression until it overtook her. 3. The two women’s attitudes toward family life differ because while Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately want to give one to Kai, Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and life as a mother she already has. The problem for Faye is being able to realize that she
It is appropriate that Tannen places a bold subtitle before this paragraph stating, “Advice vs. Understanding.” This guides the reader and helps them understand what the following paragraph will be about, and to be prepared for it. Tannen’s structure is very appealing to the eye because the paper is broken up so the reader isn’t overwhelmed. This structure helps her audience read and understand her essay,
Feminists point out that, womens expectations of marriage and life have risen during the last century and are not willing to accept the traditional housewife role. Women have become more successful than men in education and many of them are in paid employment, some of them in managerial positions. This has reduced the economic dependency women have on men, reducing their reasons for marriage therefore changing the patterns of marriage. Women nowadays are more likely to marry because of love and affection. There has been a dramatic increase in the divorce rate in the past 40 years due to changes in the law making it affordable and easier and changes in society making it more acceptable.