Essay about The For The Public Good Of Ireland

736 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 3 Pages
Swift proposes “he shall take in whole number infants at a certain age who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them as those who demanded our charity in the streets”() Though, who said those parents want to hand over the children to be the communities meat market. Swift also introduces another “great” advantage to his scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, although this is not a logical or rational thought. If the practice of eating children were to happen people who no longer perceive each other the same – one could just consider everyone eating flesh! Also, what Swift doesn’t realize is if selling children for food were to happen, the abortion rate might go down but that might correlate to people having excess children to gain some extra cash. Swifts solution is seen through the eyes of a close mind irrational man in the sixteen hundreds in Ireland. Something the readers should consider is does Swift really care about the public good of Ireland? Swifts argument concludes on the matter there is other ways to prevent child hunger like Swift has stated taxing our absentees, using neither cloaths, nor household furniture, except what is of our own growth and manufacture, curing the expensiveness of pride, and much more. As for Swift he concludes with many examples to help Ireland from overpopulation. Swift expresses by saying ‘I profess by the sincerity of my heart, that I have not the least personal interest in endeavoring to promote…

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