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In Jonathan Swifts essay A Modest Proposal Swift proposes that the poor should eat their own starving children during a great a famine in Ireland What would draw Swift into writing to such lengths When times get hard in Ireland Swift states that the children would make great meals The key factor to Swifts essay that the reader must see that Swift is not literally ordering the poor to cannibalize Swift acknowledges the fact of the scarcity of food and empathizes with the struggling and famished souls of Ireland through the strange essay Being of high society Britain which at the time mothered Ireland Swift utilizes his work to satirically place much of the blame on England itself Through his brilliant stating of the fact that the children cost money as well as aid in the drought of food and necessities the reader can get an idea of the suffering on going in Ireland this brings the reader to see that instead of keeping the children their parents should either eat them or sell them on an open market By wasting the scarce food in Ireland the people are killing themselves thus the children can be consumed saving food and at the same time making food It is interesting to see how well Swift conveys his view towards the poor in this odd manor Swift sees how the poor are treated by the affluent who may think that the impoverished are the reason for Irelands food problems In fact the entire essay is nothing more than sarcastic piece that deeply imbeds the blame upon the rich who he feels might have just as much or even more blame on Irelands food problems than the poor ever have Swift intelligently uses his common sense logic in a strange way to convey his feelings about this predicament Swift goes to great lengths to intelligently show these feelings The ways at which Swift camouflages his ideas and thoughts
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