A modest proposal

“Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal is a key example of a satire.  A satire makes use of sharp humor, irony, sarcasm used to mock human society or humanity itself.  Jonathan gives a series of unrealistic and simply absurd solutions to reduce famine in Ireland.  The title it self should be enough to give an idea of the peculiar approach the author will give.  Swift first begins to describe the conditions of the Irish people and the burden the bring upon the Commonwealth.  To resolve the problem of the extremely poor and uneducated population in Ireland, Swift proposes that thousands of the children should be killed and eaten.  We should bake them, fry them, or serve them in a fricassee or ragout.  The first thing that came to mind is that this man is outrageous. Cannibalism? That is repulsive. Yet he continues on as if he said something completely rational and wise._x000D_
He believes that  if no one objects, one advantage is that abortions would end.  Men would become as fond of their wives, during the time of their pregnancy, as they are now of their mares in foal, their cows in calf, or sows when they are ready to farrow, nor offer to beat or kick them.””  This way the poor can make some money to be able to pay there rent and taxes.  Secondly the nations live stock will increase because of this newly desired dish.  Lastly of all, this dish would only be for the wealthy.  Will make admirable gloves for ladies, and summer boots for fine gentlemen. Jonathan Swift tried to show us how horribly the poor were behaved toward. The rich were not concerned of what happened to the poor and they were figuratively eating them out of house and home. _x000D_
This idea has been absolutely absurd and against common ethics in every way. But it is as _x000D_
written in the title just a proposal and a modest one too. _x000D_
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