Gender Differences Between Garp And Helen

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Garp and Helen have been married for 11 years. The gender roles in their marriage are reversed from what the “normal” family is like. Garp cooks, cleans, takes care of the kids and the house, and even worries about his kids like mothers do. Helen, on the other hand, doesn’t do anything besides working. She’s the bread winner. I do believe, though, that their marriage would have not lasted this long if they had to advice by the traditional gender roles. Helen wanted to marry a writer, and that’s all she asked for. If Helen married Garp, and Garps job was not writing, she would be very upset and probably not even give him the time of day. Helen, more than anything, does not want to be a housewife, and Garp would not know what to do if he had
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