The Question and Answer section for A Modest Proposal and Other Satires is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Swift references Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais. In my opinion, he sites this reference because its story is as satirical as his own.
A Modest Proposal" purports to address the problems of poverty and overpopulation in Ireland with a simple economic solution: the Irish should eat their babies when the infants become one year old. While some serious alternatives are provided, the...
I think the author's actual intention was not only to provide for the children of beggars but for all children whose parents cannot care for them.