use of sarcasm can truly be seen. ‘A Modest Proposal’ at this time and even now a days is an example of genius in sarcasm and an invaluable piece in helping English literature students understand how to write compelling arguments that will grab the reader’s attention. Sarcasm a very effective tool used by Swift but not the only one, he also makes very good points using economical and mathematical statistics. All these aspects tied together develops Swift’s proposal into a very good and memorable piece
this demonstrates that Catholics owned nothing. In“ A Modest Proposal”, Swift powerfully uses sarcasm, insincerity, and rhetorical exaggeration to expose his anger toward politicians and general citizens of poor Ireland in the end of the seventeenth century. Though, there are three factors that make Swift’s argument not serious: the tone of the author, his religious background, and outrageousness of the proposal.
problems are not confronted, they cannot be solved. In their respective essays, Jonathan Swift and William F. Buckley, Jr. discuss the idea that a society that is apathetic toward its problems cannot advance. In the satire "A Modest Proposal," Swift mockingly suggests a "modest" solution to improve the economy and address starvation in Ireland in 1729 because at the time, the government had not done anything to solve the dilemma. He proposed that the Irish citizens start selling and eating their own