amodestpropsal - Shweta Patro Due: 2/4/10 Mrs. Morelli...

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Shweta Patro Due: 2/4/10 Mrs. Morelli Jonathon Swift, the author of “A Modest Proposal” was an Irish patriot. After he became dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1713, Swift started realizing that England had control over much of Ireland’s economy and was therefore controlling Irish society as well. Swift, however, did not choose to spread awareness of this injustice by campaigning against it publicly. He instead published numerous satirical works under both pen names and real names. These satires come in many shapes, including his novel Gulliver’s Travels and Drapier’s Letters , a series of pamphlets that criticized the English government. Swift also produced a noted essay, in which he satirizes the cruel and illogical reasoning by which many British officials operated and the rash mercantilism that was the mindset of that era. Swift starts his essay by acknowledging that the country is wrought with poverty and that a large portion of the population is living destitute. He identifies himself in this introduction as a
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