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A Modest Proposal Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

This Study Guide consists of approximately 20 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Modest Proposal.
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Topics for Discussion

How does the author indirectly criticize Catholicism is his essay?

How does the author indirectly criticize England is his essay?

How does the author propose the sale of children for meat will benefit the economy?

How does the author propose the sale of children for meat will benefit lives of adults?

What does the essay state about how capitalism deals with its problems? Is Swift's complaint about capitalist society still hold weight?

What was happening in Ireland when Swift wrote his essay? How does Swift use satire to communicate express his true feelings of the situation in Ireland?

What structural elements identify the story as satire?

How does Swift use his status as an established author and doctor to satirical effect?

This section contains 122 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
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