One of the ways in which Swift succeeds to achieve the aforementioned feat is by using and detailing calculation depicting the financial gains that would be realized, upon his suggestions being followed.Secondly, Swift succeeds in convincing the audience to accept the validity of his surprise standpoint by ridiculing Irish aristocrats and the nobles such as William Petty. Swift also socially engineers Francis Bacon’s followers to further compound his lampoonery of the way local aristocrats and Londoners managed the affairs of Ireland.Conversely, Swift uses the highest shock value possible to emphasize his standpoint. He achieves this shock value by using stark contrast and irony. At one end, he is describing the stark plight of the famished beggars in Ireland and at the other end, he is issuing the surprising position that a young healthy child who is well nursed is a wholesome meal.It is after reading these passages and ironical suggestions carefully that the reader gets to understand that Swift is neither advocating for infanticide nor cannibalism, but only intends to depict the manner in which the noble and the aristocrat view the less privileged in the society. The crux of the matter herein is that Swift implies that in order for the problems to be solved, it is important that change begins from an internal (ideological) change in the Irish government.According to Bengels (2006), through the use of sustained irony, the author manages to make the reader. Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal.
ReferencesBengels, B. (2006). Swift's “A Modest Proposal.” Explicator, 65 (1), 13-15.
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