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In Jonathan Swifts essay A Modest Proposal he showed his contempt for human materialism and for logic without compassion But my intention is very far from being confined to provide only for the children of professed beggars it is of much greater extent and shall take in the whole number of infants at a certain age who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them as those who demand our charity in the streets In this passage Swift shows us for he longs to help the children that are not privileged to have enough food on the table or the clothes on their backs In Lynn Woolseys essay Reinvent Welfare Humanely she is suggesting a brief point-by-point program for reforming the welfare system She describes her experience as a mother on the welfare system She feels that by cutting off everything from food stamps to subsidized housing would starve families Here is the way she put it The denial of essential services would rip the safety net from under families in temporary need and burn the ladder to self-sufficiency for those trapped in long-term poverty Lynn bases her knowledge on Ive been there and I know I dont feel that this is very effective because I think that point of view just is her experience It doesnt account for the thousands of other people that have been or are on the welfare system Unlike a Woolsey Swift uses more of an appeal to our emotions and tries to make us imagine what the children are going through with no food For example It is a melancholy object to those who walk through this great town or travel in the country when they see the streets the roads the cabin doors crowded with beggars of the female sex followed by three four or six children all in rags and importuning every passenger for an alms The previous quote uses vivid imagery so
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