A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

how does swift want the reader to view his speaker? that is, how would swift want his reader to describe the persona he adopts?

The modest proposal

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Swift wants the reader to view his speaker as a compassionate, reasonable man with a genuine interest in solving the problems of the Irish people. In the first eight paragraphs, we meet a caring man with keen insight into plight he will shortly address. By doing this, the speaker sets himself up as a man who would never seriously make the outrageous proposal to come, which in turn, makes his words all the more effective.