Essay about Modern Family, By Mena Charen And I Want A Wife

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What is a modern family? Why do you want a wife? And why do people still get married? These questions are asked throughout “Modern Family” by Mena Charen and “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady. Marriage is the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a women, or same sex as partners in a relationship. Marriage to me is a give and take relationship between two people who love and understand each other. In comparing and contrasting “Modern Family” and “I Want a Wife” they are very similar in that they both talk about marriage and family.
In “Modern Family” columnist and political analyst Mona Charen argues improving the power of formal marriage. A critic of same-sex marriage, Charen concentrates in this essay on straight marriage. Her claim is that a “piece of paper” matters. In other words formal society brings together two people with fundamentally different strengths, which combine in a single life-long effort. Charen idea is that men and women bringing different things to the table is not without its critics. In “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, Brady makes a persuasive argument concerning a woman’s duty as a wife in a family household. Her message was mainly directed to married and unmarried women explaining the stereotypes of being a wife. The main purpose of Brady’s piece was to express her feelings and other women’s feelings about being a wife. She stated duties a women should fulfil from a man’s point of view. Reading these two articles “Modern Family”…

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