What is the purpose of the modest proposal?
Presented in the guise of an economic treatise, the essay proposes that the country ameliorate poverty in Ireland by butchering the children of the Irish poor and selling them as food to wealthy English landlords. Swift’s proposal is a savage comment on England’s legal and economic exploitation of Ireland.
What are three examples of irony in a modest proposal?
Three examples of irony in A Modest Proposal are when Swift states, “I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be lyable to the least Objection,” his suggestion that whoever could come up with a solution to the problem of unproductive poor children should “have his Statue set up for a …
What types of evidence does the speaker use to support his argument in a modest proposal?
What types of evidence does the speaker use to support his argument? Swift uses “experts”, statistics, “logical thinking”, and cost/benefit analysis to bolster his argument.
Why does the Speaker of A Modest Proposal think the food he proposes is very proper for landlords?
Why does the speaker of A Modest Proposal think the food he proposes is “very proper for the landlords”? Because they figuratively devoured everything the parents owned already.