Modest Proposal

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In the article Modest Proposal by Johnathan Swift is an article that Swift proposes an idea to the country Ireland. Swift’s purpose in this article is to solve Ireland’s problems. Ireland in 1729 was going through a famine and people were starving. Therefore Swift gives his solutions to solve Ireland’s problems. He adopts a harsh tone in order to get his point across and help Ireland. In 1729 Ireland was going through a hard time. Ireland was in the middle of a famine and the amount of poor people was increasing. The less fortunate were having kids and they didn’t know what to do with them. Johnathan Swift is a graduate from Oxford and he believed he had the solutions to Ireland’s problems. In the article Swift is mainly targeting the lower class, the poor people. Swift’s main point is preventing children of the poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents or country, and making them beneficial to the public. The argument is that the poor people are having too many children and they can't maintain the children. Swift’s purpose is to solve the lower class men’s problem ...

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