A Modest Proposal Satirical Analysis

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In “A Modest Proposal,” by Jonathan Swift, Swift uses a satirical approach to the idea of selling and consuming children. This pamphlet is used to draw a parallel to dispassionate politicians who forget the poor are also humans, as well as the British treatment of the Irish.

In Swift’s attempt to influence people, he uses the idea of children as profitable. Children who are sold as meat can provide for the hungry thousands, will stop abortions or the murdering of children, and will create adults more likely to appreciate their offspring and spouses. This solution would also be profitable for the country and its people in general, as selling children would be cheaper than raising them. Swift often cuts through his humor in order to remind