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Unformatted text preview: Swift looks at the destitute as the rich did in the past. Through Swift’s way of portraying the lives of the penniless, I saw how the rich would treat those who cleaned their mansions. And, Swift is harsh on the words, so the rich feel embarrassed or ashamed. Swift’s intentions are to be ironically humorous, so that the rich, and government, if we go further, change their attitude towards the penniless. Swift wants the government to give solutions to help the moneyless. Swift flawlessly wrote a satire—that is, a prototype. As a whole, this essay was often confusing. I eventually read several paragraphs over and over again. But, once I got the author’s purpose, the essay has become meaningful. It was not weird at all, in the end. Now, I am pleased that I have been associated with a new form of idea and a novel type of writing....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course CAS WR 98 taught by Professor Finlayson during the Fall '10 term at BU.
- Fall '10
- A Modest Proposal