A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift

Title: A Modest Proposal

Author: Jonathan Swift

Date: 1984-01-01

A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.