ä A Modest Proposal ð Download by é Jonathan Swift
ä A Modest Proposal ð Download by é Jonathan Swift This made me laugh so much It s just so brilliantly funny Swift adopts a very serious tone, and an authoritative voice, that almost sounds real He delivers his proposal in such a hilariously cold way that embodies a dejected government official I could imagine him writing this whilst struggling to keep a straight face as he mocks the English law makers The rich looked down upon the poor and saw them as a deplorable sub species of human, which is rather ironic because without poverty there wouldn t be any riches for them They were heartless and unempathetic to their fellow man This was even so in regard to the Irish The social policy was terrible, and in his proposal Swift satirises it perfectly He suggests that the Goodreaders, my Friends,who peruse this Review , Be not offended, whilst on it you chew Denude yourselves of all depraved affection, For it contains no badness, nor infection Tis true that it brings forth to you no birth Of any value, but in point of mirth Thinking therefore how sorrow might your mind Consume, I could no apt subject find One plume of joy surmounts of grief a duration Because to laugh is proper to the rational personRabelais One book leads to another.
After listening to the audiobook Food A Love Story , by Jim Gaffigana hilarious walking companionI quoted a Bizzarre Line from Jim Maybe All Americans should just eat starving people from other nations.
my mind went elsewhere with that line the complete opposite with Jim but laughed anyway.
getting a little serious During the comments Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all , asked me if I had read listened to Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal I hadn t Doing a little research about the very short satireI first downloaded it on my Kindle for free and read itStill interested I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it The idea behind A Modest Proposal starts with a much deeper profound purpose than Gaffigan s Food , book Sure, Gaffigan may had hit the button on a political social issue with is eating starving people from nations , by acc
Book ReviewA Modest Proposal is a satirical work of fiction by Jonathan Swift, written nearly 300 years ago It is an Irish piece, originally published anonymously, but served as a way to shove stupidity in the face of the English government and wealthy Essentially, in order to solve the problem of poverty, people should eat their children But it was written in a very serious manner, as though it were meant to be real suggestions Ahead of its time, it propelled Swift to the forefront of both English literature and the 18th century collection of masterpieces Although not very long under 50 pages , the language is a bit outdated and requires a few translations to understand what he meant back during that period of time The humor is undeniable The time he took to create a solution for every aspect of the problem, as well as provide counter points, is incredibly delicious pun intended Th there is no better way to kick off a semester of literature than A Modest Proposal one smart ass student always tries to derail the conversation with an early declaration of the proposal s satire, but no one listens, and within moments i have a class of fifty sixty students angry, frustrated, and sometimes rabid as i take swift s ironic side and ask the students, with all the seriousness i can muster which is quite a bit , if we shouldn t give it a try i follow that up with why not after why not then smack them upside the head with their universal humanist superiority complex, and force them to think it s so new to them they leave hating me or loving me but they do leave thinking poor bastards except that one mormon in the front row he never l
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