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: There is an overpopulation of babies, many of which are unwanted. This causes stress for their parents who are poor and don’t have the necessary means to provide for them. The parents should sell the babies, at least one year of age, to the upper class for food. They can also be skinned to be used as boots and gloves. They would feed and provide clothing for thousands, as well as prevent voluntary abortions. Children Ages 12-14 Problem: Solution: Benefits: They don’t taste as good as infants do, and they’re often disposed of by their parents. They also have no employment and are starving to death.