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Essay Galaxy - Swift's "A Modest Proposal" Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

. . .first ask the parents of these mortals whether they would not at this day think it a great happiness to have been sold for food at a year old in the manner I prescribe, and thereby have avoided such a perpetual scene of misfortunes as they have since gone through by the oppression of landlords, the impossibility of paying rent without money or trade, the want of common sustenance, with neither house nor clothes to cover them from the inclemencies of weather, and the most inevitable prospect of entailing the like or greater miseries upon their breed for ever(Swift 388). The Ireland of 1720 was not a pretty place. It was a place where the pain of life was so great that it overcame any moments, however minuscule, of the joy and happiness that made life worth living to the rest of the world. As a deeply religious man, the co....

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