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...due to, in the future, the possibility of thousands of kids on the streets stealing. So what does Swift suggest to solve this problem? Well, how about we sell our babies for the rich bastards to eat! This is the satirical argument that is revolving around Swift’s essay in which he doesn’t really want us selling our babies yet, he suggests this to point out that the government in Ireland’s society is doing nothing to help them. If these children do grow up though, they won’t be able to act individually but be forced to steal to survive which isn’t really a choice at all. Swift supports Puchner’s argument about individuality by showing how that the kids in this environment will have no individuality/childhood by being forced to steal in order to survive. This is related to Puchner in how the perennials weren’t able to have a real childhood with parents who loved them.
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