In his satirical essay, “A Modest Proposal,” Jonathan Swift discusses the poverty that saw all over Ireland in the 1720’s. In addition he talks about the immense amount of children and adults that littered the streets. Swift wrote this proposal in order to expose this problem to the world. He wanted people to know why this was a problem and how it became a problem. He proceeds to give ridiculous solutions so when he discusses real solutions they sound more reasonable and possible.
Many were forced to move, while others left voluntarily to search for employment and a better quality of life. Moreover, not all immigrants enjoyed their new life at British North America. Even though leaving Ireland appeared to be the only escape, Irish Catholic immigrants should not be thankful for a new start at British North America. Throughout the emigration, they have received phony promises by landlords during the famine, Irish faced the same problems of poverty and discrimination as before, and their living and working environment was deficient. The Great Famine in 1845 was a crucial time phase that touched off a mass migration.
Because of the lack of trust between the Irish and the British, the Irish possibly had less chance of persuading the British to release Ireland and allow Nationalists to work with the British. This was both a long term and a short term consequence. Trust was also lost between Protestants and Catholics. The Easter rising also caused Sinn Fein to become more determined to succeed a... ... middle of paper ... ... rising had a big impact on the conflict in Northern Ireland as it had many long term consequences which affected Ireland for a long time after it had take place. It lead to the creation of martyrs who caused a lot of violence then and still are right now.
The initial reaction in Ireland to the Rising was shock and anger. Following the executions, the nationalist community closed ranks against the British government. The most famous reaction to the Rising is the poem "Easter 1916" by the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats. In one respect, the poem is a product of its time and reflects the emotional impact of Easter Week. But, the power of Yeats's language and imagery transcends the event, and asks the question of all generations, "O when may it suffice?"
In eighteenth century Ireland, the nation was in a famine and an epidemic of poverty due to the high prices of land and food. Jonathan Swift saw a problem, so h wrote and spread what we call today, A Modest Proposal. Swift’s essay is satirical. He exaggerates and gives inaccurate statistics to deliver a thesis that runs deeper than the explicit one about eating babies. While much of the essay seems to imply that Swift’s persona eats babies, there are some instances where Jonathan hints at the ironic themes of the writing.