A Modest Proposal Essay | Why "A Modest Proposal" Is a Juvenalian Satire

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Why "A Modest Proposal" Is a Juvenalian Satire

Summary: A dark, bitter piece of literature, Juvenalian satire uses dark humor among other satirical techniques to offer harsh criticisms of corruption or incompetence. Jonathan Swift, who is famous for his satirical writing, uses all aspects of Juvenalian satire in his essay "A Modest Proposal" to attack the way Ireland in general was run during his time.
Jonathan Swift is a well known writer who is famous for his satires. In his life he has written many satires about Ireland which stem from his Irish heritage. A Juvenalian satire is a dark, bitter piece of literature that uses dark humor and other aspects of a satire to harshly criticize corruption or incompetence. Swift uses serious tone, a perverse solution, and a severe criticism of others to exemplify a Juvenalian satire in "A Modest Proposal."

Swift uses a serious tone to display the detached air found in all satires, including Juvenalian. He begins "A Modest Proposal" with a detached description of the horrible conditions in Ireland (613-614). During this account, he legitimatizes his coming proposal with fact and numbers (614). He presents such a logical and immoral solution so unexpectedly and gently that it takes a reader a second...

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