A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

" A Modest Proposal " by Jonathan Swift

What does Swift appear to want?

What does Swift actually want?

Why does he spend so little time on what he actually wants ?

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 can you help because i dont get it

Gradesaver's summary covers this topic completely. A Modest Proposal is a satire. Swift is addressing economic inequality, the abuse of the poor by the wealthy, and to expose England's bias against other nations and cultures. He is an advocate for virtuous behavior and economizing (spending wisely).