A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

In the discussion of Mr. Swift’s A Modest Proposal, one controversial issue has been ____. Mr. Swift argues _____.

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I believe the first part of the answer is the controversial method of birth control performed by mothers living in poverty. Swift uses satire in pointing out that the infants are unfit for any employment, being even too young to steal. Neither will merchants buy or sell children. Therefore, it seems like a good idea that the people of Ireland simply eat the infants when they reach the age of one year.