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The satirical essay A Modest Proposal discusses how the consideration of others as equal entities had not been taken into account in Ireland Rather they were exploited unmercifully by the British government While in Ireland Swift observed that the Irish peasants citizens were too poor to feed their families with the staggering poverty and over population among the lower classes of Ireland To solve the problem of the poverty-stricken oppressed and uneducated population of Catholics in Ireland Swift proposes that thousands of the children should be killed and eaten This will help both the overpopulated poor who cant afford to care for their children anyway and the rich who will get a good meal out of the whole process As soon as introduction Swift points out what the purpose will be for his proposal First eating the poor children will solve the problem of population among the papists or the Catholics Second it will make the remaining papists richer since they will have such valuable commodities to sell in exchange for rent credit etc Third it will help the economy since less money will have to be spent on the upbringing of so many poor children Lastly will produce a better cultural environment for Ireland as a whole encouraging marriage and the charms of the tavern Ironically though his intentions in offering such a proposal sheds light on the horrible situation of EnglishIrish tensions in Ireland As a result the proposal can be given and received with seriousness which proves that everyone involved has lost the thinnest shred of human decency and respect
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