Gender role Essay | I Want a Wife

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I Want a Wife

Summary: Examines the essay, "I Want a Wife," by Judy Syfers. Explores the role of women in the mid-to-late 1900s. Considers how the role of a wife has evolved over time.
Andrew Jackson once said, "Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there." But why does he say this? Why is having a wife so important to a man? A dictionary defines a wife as "a woman joined to a man in marriage." But what exactly does a marriage entail? Relationships today have evolved slightly from those of the mid-to-late 1900's, but exactly how much have they changed? Sources such as television shows give young watchers ideas about what marriage life should/will be like.

In the mid-to-late 1900's, a wife was typically a lesser version of a servant for her husband. She was expected to submit to all demands, including staying home to take care of the children instead of going to a workplace and earning money to support the family. A wife was also expected to make all...

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