Analysis Of ' I Want A Wife ' By Judy Brady Essay

792 Words Oct 16th, 2015 4 Pages
In The Norton Mix, Judy Brady’s “I Want a Wife”, Paul Goodman’s “A Proposal to Abolish Grading”, and Michael Levin’s “A Case for Torture”, all use ethos, pathos or logos so the reader can grasp what the author is saying. Ethos is the Greek word for “character”. Ethos is used to understand the ethics or morals of the author. Pathos is the Greek word for “grief” or “suffer”. Pathos is used to empathize with the reader and to sympathize with the reader. Logos is Greek for “word” or “reason”. It is used to help the reader understand with its evidence in the text. It is important to use ethos, pathos and logos for the reader to better understand what the author is trying to portray. In “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, she talks about the type of wife she would want to have, but also mocks what men may say they want in a wife. Brady states, “I want a wife who takes care of the children when they are sick, a wife who arranges to be around when the children need special care, because, of course, I cannot miss classes at school. My wife must arrange to lose time at work and not lose the job (par. 3). Here, Brady explains that if she had a wife, she would want her wife to take care of anything that took a lot of work with the children, due to the fact that she would not have time to take care of them. This appeals to the reader’s feelings because the reader may understand better if their husband makes them do this. Brady also says, “I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling…

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