Critical Analysis Of I Want A Wife By Judy Brady

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Based on the article written by Judy Brady tittle , ‘ I want a wife’, I would conclude that the story is about the inequality in the roles of being a wife or woman. The story is unique where the demands of having a perfect wife supposedly came from man , contrastively author wrote the demands came from herself which also a wife, mother and woman.
Judy Brady focused at some elements to develop arguments in her writing. Those elements are from the heart, from character, from values and facts. The arguments from the heart started to take point when she started to think about having a wife too. It can be seen when the writer wrote ‘I, too, would like to have a wife’. In my point of view, she is a woman who demands for a wife to do the listed jobs
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By all means, Brady tried to describe her feeling by listing out the demands that she wanted from a wife. she might feels exhausted to do everything by her own as a wife in the same time she wants people to know that is the expectations from man or husband towards a wife. Besides, as for the argument from character she emphasized it on the first paragraph, ‘ I belong to that classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife. And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother.’ The writer introduce herself at the beginning of the article to let people know that she had the knowledge and experiences of what she is going to write next. She does not want reader to question her credibility after all. Next , from the values and facts. After I read the articles , I found that the values and facts lies on how the story is comprehended by reader. Writer wrote this article with full of sarcasm, indeed it is very meaningful for people to realize there is a huge inequality between the roles of man and woman or husband and wife. She argues about women or wives are required to do much, from the house hold, work and taking care of the family. In my opinion all of her arguments are relevant but the…show more content…
There are three figurative language that I found in her essay which are anaphora, irony and hyperbole. She uses a lot of anaphora element which is the repetition of word, for instance “I want a wife”. The repetition was purposely made by the author to show the selfishness of men who dream about having a perfect wife to do everything for them. Brady’s did a great job by boldly expresses her feeling by using repetition to deliver message. A part from that, author also used irony type of figurative speech to make people judge the deeper meaning behind the story. Irony is being used from the beginning until the end of the essay. Example

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