Rome also made a lot of bad decisions. One of the worst decisions they made was having to go to war so often that they made other people that weren’t even Romans pay their taxes. This should have been a warning sign to them to know that they don’t have anymore money and need more for war. This was a bad decision because the people of Rome had to go out and fight, and put their lives to a stop. The other people in the Roman Empire, that weren’t even in Rome had to pay taxes for those men to go to war.
Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate. He let himself get fooled by Mark Antony’s manipulation of words which made Brutus to trust Mark Antony even more. Because of this, he trusted him enough to let him speak in front of the Roman Citizens. This is never a good idea when a person is debating; it is more opportune to go second so you can counter the other person’s argument
He proceeds to give ridiculous solutions so when he discusses real solutions they sound more reasonable and possible. He chose to use a sarcastic tone to make the ridiculous solutions sound even more out of this world and minimize the doubts that would be created by the other more reasonable solutions. As stated earlier, the issue of Jonathan Swift’s proposal is the rash and sweeping poverty in Ireland that is causing people to lose their homes and starve. What truly hurt Swift about this are the starving children, given that he is a father, and to parents seeing children suffering is unimaginable. This all takes place while he is living in Ireland and sees these sad events happening all around him.
Nothing is ever perfect. All systems have their flaws. Sometimes more flaws than any good. That was the way it was in South Africa during the apartheid, people had to break away from the family and their tradition just to get food and a little money. The corrupt government spread ideas of inequality and injustice, forcing people to live in fear of their lives.
Overall, Swift’s “Modest Proposal” is a strong piece of satire, as it humorously raises ideas that have a profound meaning. Swift hopes to encourage the impoverished to think of various ways and means of allowing the economy to recover. The only weakness of the piece is that Swift’s actual solutions are not explained or described in great detail. He cannot easily ridicule others who have not produced helpful ideas if he himself does not or is not willing to share worthy ideas of his own. However, this does not detract from the overall effectiveness of the article.
There are so many problems with this article, but first would include that Swift is very nonchalant about the murdering of these babies for money. He then goes on to talk about the babies as if they were cattle or a pig that a farmer would fatten up for Christmas dinner. Also, he was trying to be satirically funny at the end when he mentioned he would never be able to do this plan. But, he is plainly mocking the reader and quite frankly thinking that they are stupid, with Swift’s arrogance and inhumane look at these helpless babies that this work has nothing but grave weaknesses. Overall, the author tries to convince Ireland’s poor families to sell their children to the rich to eat for money.
The wealthy being seen as having more than enough food and the poor barely staying alive. This is seen in our world today. Countries that are wasting and throwing out tons and tons of food, when others are starving and dying because they are unable to find or afford any at all. T... ... middle of paper ... ... kill anyone and anything to maintain power and control over the districts and the people living in them. That can be seen in our world today with our presidents, and leaders.
In “A Modest Proposal” Jonathan Swift does just this. Through his use of rhetorical appeals, Swift is able to present an idea, shock his audience, and convey both his argument and purpose of the piece. While Swift is not serious about eating Ireland’s children, he is serious about addressing Ireland’s problems. The poverty, famine, and way of life in Ireland are all clearly addressed. Swift does achieve his purpose of motivating his audience to create change and establish his argument that change needs to occur, in his piece, “A Modest Proposal.
Famous satirist, Jonathan Swift, in his essay, A Modest Proposal, talks about how to solve Ireland's overpopulation and severe poverty. Swift’s purpose in this essay is to convey how serious Ireland’s problem is and to convince the people of Ireland, both rich and poor, to make a change. Swift adopts a serious tone in order to make his ridiculous proposal seem “modest” when in fact it is ludicrous. This tone of his helps highlight just how severe Ireland's depression is. Jonathan Swift, Irish Satirist, is trying to change Ireland by first proposing a crazy proposal, and then giving a realistic solution in the end.
Swift feels despair and rejection from every caregiver or leader in his own life, just as the poor are rejected by society so they resort to begging. He feels that something drastic will have to happen in order for things to change, otherwise the misery of being devoured by society will be upon the poor “breed for ever,” as well as himself (Swift). Perhaps it was too late for this drastic change in Swift’s life. Perhaps his unresolved childhood complexes are too distant that they would have never been resolved. Works Cited Hertford College.