Saturday, May 9, 2020

Analysis Of Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal And Li...

There are many uses of satire in Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and in Li Ruzhen’s Flowers in the Mirror. Both of these readings address social issues during the 17th and 18th century and address them with various uses of satire to help emphasize their thoughts of dislike and carry that to their readers. Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal proposes using poor bastard children as food to help the poverty level along with other social issues that come with poor women carrying children and having to take care of them. Li Ruzhen’s Flowers in the Mirror gives a very detailed and eye opening view of a country where men and women’s roles in society are reversed to give readers and insight and different perspective of the social issues of how women are treated. To truly understand what Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and Li Ruzhen’s Flowers in the Mirror were trying to portray with the use of satire, a deeper look into the time era and s ocial issues of when it was written needs to be revealed and addressed. Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal addresses issues with the poor Irish peasants that were too poor to feed their families. The British Government is partially to blame for the poverty as they exploited the Irish and never gave them a chance to come out of the poverty stricken routine that they were in. Swift has used satire in writings before, including Gulliver’s Travels, to get his points across of social unevenness. In A Modest Proposal Swift gives the idea of eating

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