To properly analyze the text you need to know a little bit about the history of the Irish people and their ongoing struggles with the British. The largest majority of Irish citizens, at the time, were Roman Catholic, most of who were poor sharecroppers or tradesmen. Where as the British, were primarily Protestant, and most were wealthy landowners. The British were also the ones in power constantly using this advantage to repress the Irish Peoples by slowly stripping them of their rights. Some would even go as far as to say that the British were trying to kill off the Irish although not in an openly hostile way. The Irish citizens were prohibited by British law from owning property, or from being involved in trade and commerce. Therefore most were destitute and homeless. Even those who had a home were barely surviving. Due to the British landlords charging outrageously high rent, and the many taxes they were subject to under British rule.
After a little research, and taking into consideration, that Jonathan Swift was himself of Irish decent; it becomes apparent that his inhumane propositions are made in disgust and with a sense of irony. Also some of the text itse
A Modest ProposalA Modest Proposal. ... WORKS CITED Swift, J. "A Modest Proposal". In, Abrams, MH (Gen. Ed.) The Norton Anthology of English Literature. (Vol. ... (974 4 )
A Modest ProposalA Modest Proposal. ... Reference Swift, J. (1729). A Modest Proposal. Retrieved April 30, 2009, from http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html. (268 1 )
Jonathan Swift ("A Modest Proposal")Jonathan Swift ("A Modest Proposal"). ... Swift, Jonathan. "A Modest Proposal." The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Ed. MH Abrams. New York: Norton, 1974. ... (1353 5 )
Dickens Hard Times & Swift's ProposalJONATHAN SWIFT & CHARLES DICKENS A Modest Proposal & Hard Times Satire, as defined by MH Abrams (85) is the "literary art of diminishing a subject by making it ... (2127 9 )
Sources... the poverty and repression that led to Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and the subsequent migration of the Irish-Catholics to America. ... (7972 32 )
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