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In Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal published in 1729 Swift engages in an extraordinary amount of irony and satire Swift states that in order to reduce famine in Ireland and to solve the problems that they are having that eating children would be a good solution This is not the purpose of Swifts essay The real intent was to get the people of Britain to notice that the ideas that they were coming up with were not any better than his satirical one and new ideas and efforts needed to come forth in order to solve the problem Swift stresses that it is hard for mothers to provide for their children and it is not getting any easier He feels that this is due to an overpopulation and lack of food It is hard enough for these mothers to find food for themselves let alone their children According to Swift an infant in the first year of its life is not much of a hassle at all and doesnt require much money to support it He believes that these less than a year old infants can survive mostly on breast milk and need little other nourishment So Swifts idea is that after a child has reached a year old that child is to be sold as food to the wealthier members in that society or anybody who can afford it From Swifts perspective using the children as food is the most efficient and cheap way to make the children a contribution rather than a burden Swift realizes that there is a downfall to this approach That downfall is a sharp decrease in population Although that is part of the goal it could create too much of a decline in the population than wanted However this is the only con that Swift mentions Swift goes on in great detail to explain his many pros for this idea Swift feels that since most of the children
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