‘A Modest Proposal’ by Jonathan Swift

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‘A Modest Proposal’ by Jonathan Swift

‘A Modest Proposal’ by Jonathan Swift is about how to solve the issue of hunger. Jonathan begins by describing people who are living in the streets. The streets are filled with starving beggars. Jonathan Swift uses ethos, pathos and logos to make a strong case for his suggestion of using babies as a source of food. Jonathan Swift does establish his credibility, and he shows the readers his logic throughout his proposal. Jonathan does back up all the points raised in the proposal with hard evidence and facts. He does show how the consumption of infants would support everyone.

Pathos refers to feelings or emotions. For instance, when one looks at the commercial of homeless puppies, one may feel sorry for the puppies since they are homeless, and they may be suffering. In the beginning of ‘A Modest Proposal’, Jonathan shows the use of pathos when he denotes, “their defenseless babies who, as they grow up, either turn hoodlums for need of work, or leave their dear local nation, to battle for the Pretender of Spain, o.............


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