Argumentative Comparison: Why I Want A Wife By Judy Brady

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Argument Comparison The essay “Why I [Still] Want a Wife” by Judy Brady is a hyperbolic piece on how a wife should act. Brady uses rhetoric by stating multiple, unrealistic ways a wife should act. I do not think Brady did well in doing this, since using exaggerations on how a wife should be loses, most audience members since they can not relate to the situations that Brady portrayed in the essay. I disagree with how Brady goes about this, since her use of sarcasm, hyperbole, and making the worst seem normal diminishes her overall goal of persuading the audience in favor of her opinion. This loses myself and most of the audience members, since only a scarce amount of people can relate to these situations. Brady’s audience for this piece would be men and women who are married; however, they most likely agree that a marriage should be fair, but disagree with how she portrays a marriage. Since her examples about marriage imply that females are slaves in a marriage, this concept loses a majority of the target audience. Instead, I think Brady should have argued in a way that would apply to more marriages, which could have been done by limiting hyperboles, and keeping all situations listed realistic and applicable to a majority of marriages. …show more content…
In this statement, Brady states how she wants a wife who will not complain with the duties of a wife. Based on the duties she has listed, even though they are very untrue, any person would complain about performing those activities. Brady expects a wife to be treated as a slave then not complain about how they are being treated. She uses many unrealistic examples and expects the wife to be able to perform them all and not have any complaints, while it states that the husband does nothing but attend school. By saying how the husband complains about wife activities, she opens herself up to list more jobs that are meant for

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