Modest Proposal Essay

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Alaina Thomas
Ms. Case
English III AP- 8th
17 March 2014
A Modest Proposal Essay

A Modest Proposal Essay Swift develops his negative position, stringing together an appalling set of morally indefensible positions in order to cast blame and aspersions far and wide. "I have too long digressed," says Swift as he returns to the chief proposal and lists six reasons why it should be adopted. First, it will decrease the number of dangerous Catholics, "who stay at home on purpose to deliever the kingdom to the kingdom to the Pretender, hoping to take their advantage by absence of so many good Protestants." Secondly, it will give the poor some property that could "help pay their landlord's rent." Third, it will increase the nation's overall wealth, since parents will not have to pay for the upkeep of their children. Fourth, mothers will be free of the misfortune of bringing up children. Fifth, the new food will be welcomed in taverns and culinary circles. Sixth, the proposal will enhance the institution of marriage as womentake better care of their infants so they can be sold, and men take better care of their wives so that their wives so that their wives can make more babies to sell. Swift adds a little more to his reasons, he interests the wealthy and aims his sharpest points at the upper classes. Swift the raises a potential objection, it is not somuch concerned with the fact that the people are the most valueable resources of a nations, but with Ireland's failure to value