A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

1. How does Swift portray himself throughout the essay? In what places does he reveal an egotistical persona?

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Swift's intent is to portray himself as a modest, rational individual. His eogotistical persona is evident in the way he presents himself, his proposal, and his calculations to justify his proposal. Although satirical, his proposal is based upon much thought..... his presentation displays this egotism.

He portrays himself as modest

How does Swift dehumanize the people in this essay? What is his purpose in doing so?