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A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for the rich. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general in that time. Swift goes through great lengths to support his argument, even so far as suggesting various preparations and financial calculations for proper pricing of said "food".
To understand this book, you must understand the economic situation of the Swift's times. It was the start of a new industrial age of the 18th century and it was believed or the motto was "people are the riches of the nation". The general faith in the ecomony was that if workers were made higher wages, they wouldn't work as hard, thus they worked hard for little to no money. Furthermore, in the mercantilist view "no person was TOO young to be in the industry" Humane attitudes of the workers were basically disregarded and workers were viewed as nothing more than a commodity.
Swifts essay is a hard, satarical jab at the state of the ecomony and the great divide between the rich and poor. Most people were probably "forced" to read this in high school, but probably skimmed threw enough to pass the pop quiz you English teach no undoubtedly gave out. As an adult, I highly recommend revisiting this great piece of literature and it's almost scary and almost uncanny way of pointing a satirical finger at the plight we face today. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish essayist and satirist whose work was produced in the early 18th Century. As serendipity would have it, I was discussing the issue of immigration, in its many forms, with an Anglo-Irish friend.
I had read it in high school, and decided that a re-read was essential. Way back then, Ireland had a population of only a million and a half. The people are often referred to in the same manner as animals, in terms of breeding, upbringing, and ultimate disposition. It was good political satire in But no, this version is complete. As for the satire, with our current crop of political leadership, it would be increasingly difficult to differentiate a satirical quip from an dis honestly held policy statement. Obviously it's meant as satire, but talk about raising the hairs on the back of my neck!
How about this passage for sheer terror "A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends, and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt, will be very good on the fourth day. Satire, but close enough to potential policy to encourage students to think seriously how we treat each other, relate to basic economic terms, and separate humans fro other life forms- to some extent Fun and serious read.
More than that, it's a timeless satire on conditions that could be prevented or at least alleviated, if only we stopped thinking about ourselves - what we need, what we want, what we're interested in, what we don't want to give up and consider what we can give to others, what they need. The most horrendous things are best said in satire. And, really, when you pit actual physical cannibalism against the social and economic flesh-eating habits of unscrupulous bureaucrats and policy makers, the scales of cruelty might just tip one way or the other.
This is the point Swift so brilliantly makes in a short but powerful essay. Satire is one of my favorite forms of writing, and this book does not disappoint. As ludicrous as the proposal is, it is presented in a way that almost convinces the reader that the author is proposing a valid and logical solution to a complicated problem. Jonathan Swift was way ahead of his time, both in ideas and talent. One person found this helpful.
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