analyzing satire - Assignment Analyzing Satire In the chart below describe the problems the author of A Modest Proposal associates with each group

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Assignment: Analyzing Satire In the chart below describe the problems the author of “A Modest Proposal” associates with each group listed. Next, explain the author’s solution to the problem and in the final column, describe the supposed “benefits” which will result from the implementation of this “modest proposal.” Babies Problem: Solution: Benefits: Swift describes babies as “being a Charge upon their Parents, or the Parish.” He thinks they are a burden to their families and contribute nothing to the society. He proposes to feed babies and make them healthy until the age of one, so they can be sold to the rich of Ireland to be eaten. He calculates that newborn babies only need breast milk and two shillings to survive, which is not a difficult sum to obtain by the family. By practicing this solution, Swift believes abortions and infanticides will be reduced and unwanted children will not bring shame to their mothers.
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