Compare And Contrast I Want A Wife And My Mother Never Worked

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A Wife Works Twenty-Four Hours A Day While reading “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady and “My Mother Never Worked” by Bonnie Smith-Yackel, I can see that there are similarities and differences in the stories. Both essay describe the day to day responsibilities, and tasks performed by the wife or should I say the stay at home wife. Judy Brady uses the catchphrase “I want a wife” throught out her essay with a sarcastic tone. Bonnie Smith –Yackel in “My Mother Never Worked” is remembering her mother with the feelings of disdelief of how society views a stay at home wife. While some differences between “My Mother Never Worked” and “I Want a Wife” are evident, the similarities are noticeable. Most of Society has the belief that because a woman is just a housewife, she does not work. The federal government saids “a woman who is a homemaker, who has never been a wage earner, is eligble for Social Security benefits only through the earnings of her deceased husband (Smith-Yackel 118). Bonnie Smith-Yackel I believe is shocked, and upset as she has realized, how hard her mother really did work. Martha Smith did…show more content…
Brady states, “I want a wife who will keep my house clean. I want a wife who will take care of my physical needs. I want a wife who will keep my clothes clean. A wife who will pick up after me” (Brady 387). The list goes on and on, I can compare my home life humorously with what Brady is expressing. When my husband is home he will ask me to do most of the list she is giving us, really he could do most of these thing for himself. Brady is tell us how unappreciated a wife is, although some of this is changing, more men are staying home as the housewife. Socitys view of a housewife is changing slowly, my thoughts are because more men are staying home now and they are having a better understanding of the job of a

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