Please read “Guys vs. Men” by Dave Barry
then answer this qustion to make one short paragraph
- How does humor work in this essay?
- Barry bases his humorous account of men vs. guys on stereotypes about males. Does his use of these stereotypes work here? Does his use of stereotypes work because he’s being humorous and not serious?
- Why does Barry use the footnotes and charts, which are typically more academic, in this humorous essay?
- How would you react to this piece if it were presented as a serious academic work, pointing out male idiosyncrasies, instead of a humorous piece? Why?