Martin Luther and the Break With Rome Martin Luther began as a simple Augustinian Friar in the Roman Catholic Church, the reigning power of Western Europe for hundreds of years, and he soon became the leader of the most important stand against the Catholic Church. I call Luther’s actions a stand rather than a revolt because he did not willingly mean to disrespect the entire church or even start a new denomination of Christianity, he was only trying to bring truth to it. Luther published writings such as The Ninety-five Theses, Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation and A Treatise on Christian Liberty, all which produced outrage in the Church for the fact that it blatantly accused the clerics, and especially the pope, of many wrong doings in their practice. Luther belonged to a church in Wittenburg, Germany and here he was a scholar as well as a priest. He, like many others, came to notice the corruption in the Church.
After witnessing the horrors of war Owen believes religion to be “rubbish” with no use to it. All it has done is be complicit with the ruling elite in stoking the fires of war. Anthem for Doomed Youth pushes this point on by juxtaposing the symbols which accompany Christianity like “passing-bells”, “orisons” and “candles”, with the images of the slaughter house, “die as cattle.” This shocks the reader with the horror of war showing how religion means nothing in the face of war. It does nothing to help and a blaming critical tone of it can be seen. Owen had been a lay assistant to a vicar shortly before the war teaching Bible classes and leading prayer meetings.
His targeted audience in his article is directed towards the people in Ireland who are negatively affected by poverty. The main thesis in A Modest Proposal is that poor children should be taken from their mothers to be butchered and used for their resources such as food. Swift presents a serious argument for his readers that are meant to be taken sarcastically. His purpose is to address a serious issue that needs to be mended; however, he proposes a comical solution for his readers to enjoy. He st... ... middle of paper ... ...lic as to have his statue set up for a preserver of the nation."
The target audience is the people of Ireland. The main point is for the people of Ireland to do something in order to stop poverty. Since the problem is that there are too many children, his solution is to sell and or eat them. The structure of the argument is outrageous and unpred... ... middle of paper ... ...y insult the female mothers and babies, creating a feeling of rage from the audience. Swift uses pathos by calling women savages and by proposing to kill off their babies.
In the nineteenth century, Ireland was marked by extensive personal suffering. Civilians, predominantly the catholic lower and middle-classes, were having a hard time finding jobs, paying rent, feeding their children, as well as putting up with overpopulation which contributed to the overall growing problem of poverty. During this time of suffering, many began to question whether Britain acted as hastily and as effectively as they could have, as well as believing that centuries of British rule and/or political oppression was a fundamental cause of the famine (which originated from a potato crop failure). Jonathan Swift, a poor-boy who found his niche as a social critic/spokesman for Irish rights, after analyzing the possible causes, he concludes that England should not be the sole one to blame and therefore proposes a rather straightforward solution to Ireland’s evident predicament by insisting that the abundance of children of the poor to be used as a food supply. Jonathan Swift blames the English Protestants for their cruel and inhumane treatment of the papists, or poor Irish Catholics, through both political and economic oppression.
The issue being brought to our attention in this article is that there’s overpopulation and poverty in Ireland and the context is the harsh conditions the people have to live in. Writer Jonathan Swift is creating this argument and it seems evident that Swift is biased toward the whole situation. He wants to benefit the rich by killing and cooking the poor babies. The main point Swift wants to get across is that the poor are less significant in society and everyone would benefit by slowly killing off their children. John presents this piece with a satirical argument, his purpose being to persuade readers to take his side on the topic being brought to the reader’s attention.
These women could not find work, and so they were forced to beg in order to provide food for their family and starving children. Jonathan Swift is making an argument to have these poor Irish women produce babies that at the age of one would be sold for a profit. The target audience is the poor Irish families that have too many children to be able to feed. This also targets the rich families of Ireland who will be the ones that will purchase the babies from the poor. The main point is to stop all the women in Ireland from raising so many children that they could not have enough means to be able to feed or clothe them all.
It is a great contradiction and absurdity that a husband and father propose the idea of cannibalism. The narrator does not want the reader to agree that the solution to overpopulation and poverty in Ireland is to eat babies; he wants the reader to see there needs to be a practical solution. Although something seems one way to the narrator, Jonathan Swift wants the reader to see it in an opposite light. Swift's opposition is indirectly presented. The author uses satire to accomplish his objective not only because he is able to conceal his true identity but also because it is the most effective way to awake the people of Ireland into seeing their own deprivation.
Although I realize your concern, you have missed the point of this well thought out essay completely. Despite what you may think about A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, this essay is a satire master piece filled with irony. Swift’s essay was not intended to convince people to eat babies, but to call attention to the abuses Catholic’s face from their well-to-do Protestants. He only uses eating babies in his essay to explain to the reader the impossible burdens the Protestants are imposing on the Irish Catholics and by making their life hard, they are making a life of a new born impossible. He makes his first point on page 411 when he tells the reader that eating babies is no problem for landlords because they have “already devoured most of the parents” (411).
If they don’t feel as if they are violating any of their morals the church goes on to declare that “You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the new born baby to perish” (Vatican).Which tells anyone contemplating it that under no circumstance is it ever acceptable whether the government has made it legal or not it is still illegal under the Commandments of Catholics... ... middle of paper ... ...lley abortions or do it themselves, but that is like saying that we should make drugs legal so people will stop buying them out of back alleys and dying. Sounds stupid doesn’t it? It’s because it is abortion is erroneous. Abortion is murder point blank. That baby did nothing it is innocent it is the definition of innocence.