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Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife

In all writings you might come along rhetorical elements such as ethos, logos, and pathos; the backbone of writing. The rhetoric in a piece of writing is the aspect of writing or speaking effectively and fluently.Judy Brady, the author of " Why I Want a Wife" portrays to the audience exceptional uses of ethos, logos, and pathos in her writing to show the busy schedules many house wives have to conquer, and goes into great detail how husbands expect their wives to accomplish every task.

Judy Brady, at the beginning of her article, shows excellent ways of using ethos. Bradyshows she is knowledgeable of ethos when addressing to her audience in this text. At the start of her article Brady states she is wife and a mother: "I am A Wife. And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother" (Brady 229).

By doing this it is now known she has acquaintance in both of these roles, making her aware of the tough task that must be done in being a wife and a mother. In the next paragraph she begins with thereason behind the article through ethos by explaining that a male friend has went through a divorce and has one child who is now living with his ex-wife. She then later states he is in the process of searching for a new spouse: "...a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce. He had one child, who is, of course, with his ex-wife. He is looking for another wife" (Brady 229). By going on and stating this, it shows she is informed of her friends personal lifeand can now go one and write the rest of the article.

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