Way of Stopping Poverty in Ireland

Way of Stopping Poverty in Ireland

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  • Date Submitted: 03/09/2009 4:13 PM
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A Modest Proposal

“A Modest Proposal” is about a projector making a proposal to the Irish that he has a way stop the poverty of Ireland. The projector is proposing that they can get a one year old baby and cook them for a meal. It takes neither expenses nor funds to do it. Swifts says they won’t be over populated and especially no robbery. The children in Ireland are good thieves’ cause of the lack of food they receive. He is using satire which means to him that This essay is obviously a brutal satire that is telling how many starving and homeless these people are in Ireland. Swift is pointing out the lack of humanity of the English government. The fact of the matter is that the English are not paying the Irish people know mine while these people are starving. The projector is a live witness of this he says that he see mothers with eight to nine children all in bags. If you read this story and you don’t know the history of the English government you will be sick by time you finish the essay. Jonathan Swift uses satire in “A Modest Proposal” to show his perception about the English government. He also uses it to reveal Ireland’s economic status. He also informs other countries how the English treat the citizens of Ireland.

Jonathan Swift uses satire in “A Modest Proposal” to show his perception about the English government. When Swift wrote this essay it was during a time when Ireland was controlled by Great Britain. “As early as the 1500s, England had exerted power over Ireland and fought to make the country a subordinate kingdom, a colony loyal to the British Monarchy” (Swift page1). Irish felt like they should be their own colony but they had to share a king which was also the English king. This aspect made Ireland struggle, because Great Britain ignored the crisis of the Irish people. They passed an act “known as the Act of 1720, the measure increased a trend set by the long standing Poyings Law of the 1500’s, which had removed the right of the...

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