A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

by writing this essay what did swift hope it would bring to the people of Ireland?

The modest proposal

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I'm pretty sure Swift knew that his proposal wouldn't solve the immense problems faced by Ireland at the time, but I believe we can say that this essay had a positive influence in encouraging people to seriously look at these problems and to recognize gravity of the situation. He has exposed the problems and cited their causes. Hopefully, those who had the ability and opportunity to address the problems took note.