COMM_171 FINAL.docx - RESEARCH DRIVEN CRITIQUE \u201c I Want a Wife \u201c By Judy Brady Submitted by Shivangi Shandilya(301119183 INTRODUCTION \u201cThe woman

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RESEARCH DRIVEN CRITIQUE “ I Want a Wife “ By Judy Brady Submitted by : Shivangi Shandilya (301119183) INTRODUCTION “The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother” is a great quote stated by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Could women possibly resign from the house hold chores and from the task of pleasing her family members during the era of 1960s ?. The essay “I want a wife” written by Judy Brady was published in 1971 on New York’s Ms. Magazine. It was an influential article in the 1970’s time since it was the time when social progressive values had just begin to be encouraged in western world and economic liberty of women was a growing concern for people all around the world . Brady has used “pathos” persuasive appeal to convince the audience that life fora women was difficult before and during the 1970s. The author has used a descriptive rhetorical mode with an emotional appeal which makes her article convincing, she has overemphasized the main character of her article-the wife and drawn conclusion that a wife will always be denied of her own rights which leaves the reader with a quest- if the author’s conclusion still holds true. FIRST CLAIM CRITIQUING THE MAIN SOURCE (Emotional Appeal) The author has used pathos technique out of the three main rhetorical modes to make women aware about their contribution towards their home and people they care about. Brady has used powerful words like “wife’s duties” ( Judy Brady, 1971, p.5 & p.9 ) twice in the article to help

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