swifts modest proposal

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Julian Neri Jorge Santos English 1010-03 September 22, 2008 A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Swift proves that no matter how absurd an idea may be, we will consider it when it is stated in a convincing way. In A Modest Proposal , he uses facts based on numbers of people and rationalization to make the reader consider the act of eating poor children to help the economy of Ireland. In effect, Swift’s sarcastic and satiric personality is clear through his mathematics of child eating. In proposing the idea of widespread cannibalism as a solution to several social and economical problems in Ireland, the reader initially may think that he is completely insane. We are able to make judgments about his mental health because it sounds like he is preaching like a homeless person on a New York City subway. However, once Swift brings in numbers and equations to help demonstrate his point, we begin to put more confidence in his ideas and give him more credit. Swift lays out exactly how his proposition will integrate into their society in a neatly packaged plan. While realizing his
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