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.
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Swifts main purpose was to satirize and exposed the prejudice against the Irish poor by taking that prejudice to an extreme with a shocking suggestion: eating Irish babies.
Swift implies that Americans are cannibals. On other words, Swift implies that Americans are barbaric and in need of civilizing by England.