Essay on Eating Children And Saving The World

769 Words Oct 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Eating Children and Saving the World I propose we eat kids. Just as Jonathan Swift proposes in “A Modest Proposal.” Swift also jokes about eating the extra children in the world whom live in poverty or hunger. In his story, he uses satire to get across his point that not only is the world overpopulated, its’ population that is wealthy is not, and should not have to be feeding the many children that it does have. Garrett Hardin also brings up some of the same things in “Lifeboat Ethics: the Case Against Helping the Poor.” Not only does Hardin let the fact be known that children are not getting fed, he wants the readers to think as if the world is on a lifeboat and could save a lot of people, but should the population let more in? Although Hardin and Swift have some of the same views, their views are completely different. In Swift’s eyes, he believes that satire will get the attention of more readers and keep it ‘til he gets his point across. This is why his method to getting the message across is satire. Swift says “I have been assured… that a young healthy child…is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food.” Although he does not mean to actual eat children, he does mean that the Earth’s populates need to be more aware that there are children whom do not have clothes or food; whom are living a horrible life. While writing, Swift is melancholy about the whole subject. In his first paragraph Swift says “It is a melancholy object to those who walk through…

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