BUT whatever may be the merit of his in|tentions, every writer is now convinced that he must be chiefly indebted to good fortune for finding readers willing to allow him any degree of reputation.
It has been remarked, that al|most every character which has excited either attention or pity, has owed part of its success to merit, and part to an happy concurrence of circumstances in its favour.
In the essay “I Want a Wife” the author, Judy Brady writes, “I want a wife who takes care of the children when they are sick, a wife who arranges to be around when the children need special care, because of course, I cannot miss classes at school.
Should this be acceptable or do fathers need to take the initiative to take care of their children more?
The author is indirectly using a simile to compare a father to a boss at work.
However, in the opposing essay, “Not All Men Are Sly Foxes” the author states, “Even the terminology has changed: Males and females are referred to as mail “carriers” or “firefighters.
In this situation, however, every un|experienced writer finds himself.
Impressed with the terrors of the tribunal before which he is going to appear, his natural humour turns to pertness, and for real wit he is obliged to sub|stitute vivacity.
” The simile used here puts more of a positive symbol of the father figures and emphasizes how much else they have to worry about with work and money.
THERE is not, perhaps, a more whimsical figure in nature, than a man of real modesty who assumes an air of impudence; who, while his heart beats with anxiety, studies ease and affects good hu|mour.