Modest Proposal Critique Project

Modest Proposal Critique Project

After reading the Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift you can conclude that his proposal was not so modest. In his proposal Swift ironically states an easy solution for the problems many people were facing in Ireland. The problems the people in Ireland faced were paying rent, finding sustenance, and being forced to beg for money or food in order to live. Swift' ironic solution to all these problems the people of Ireland faced was to eat the babies of age one. In my opinion if I was living in Ireland during this time I would not take this dramatic proposal, it is just not right would you? During his proposal he also mocked the rich because they did not care ...

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up turned into thieves or worked for their pretender in Spain who could care less about them he came up with the proposal of eating young to stop starvation and other problems they encountered. In my opinion I think he thought there wouldn’t be as much of a difference if the people just ate the young since the rich devoured the life out of them either way. Also because once they grew up in a place like most of them would turn into criminal and just make their situation much worse.
In my opinion his proposal was also in a way meant to say that if nothing was to be done to fix their problems then in the end it would all come to this, eating the young. I think he was also mocking the rich by saying they could use the babies of the poor for their skin and food in order to make everyone see that the rich weren’t doing much to solve the problems and that they were part of the problem. In result of this Swift was trying to bring more attention onto the rich so they could start doing ...

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Added: 5/18/2011 09:55:13 PM
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Category: Psychology
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