Target of Swift's satire is Roman Catholics and rich landlords as well. Political pamphleteering was a fashionable pastime in Swift's day, which saw vast numbers of tracts and essays advancing political opinions and proposing remedies for Ireland's economic and social ills.
II Oct. Yet from the ideas presented in coherence and the technique of presentation and its satire make Swift the master of prose writing. His compassion for the misery of the Irish people is a severe one, and he includes a critique of their incompetence in dealing with their own problems.
Swift proposes a way to tackle the miseries of the poor children and their parents. Aliakber Kazmi Running Head: A modest proposal 1 A modest proposal Name University Exhibitionism 2 A modest proposal Jonathan Swift was born Irish, and while he spent a major part of his time in England, he always despised the treatment of his Irish brethren at the hands of British politics.
The nation would have relief from foreign loan. Through his use of irony in the diction and tone of the piece, Swift illustrates just how deplorable of a state Ireland was in.
Swift expected no opposition to Exhibitionism 4 his proposal, unless of course it was explicitly mentioned how things would be much better after it was implemented.