A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

A Modest Proposal

Giving examples, comment on the nature and reliability of Swift’s resources for this work

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Your question requires a much longer answer than can be given here. There are six major reasons, all logical sounding, which makes the argument that much more serious. This is bitter satire and the outrageousness of his suggestions makes his argument that much more relevant. His resources are the history of Great Britain's treatment of the Irish Catholics and that history is more than well documented.