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    reader on an emotional trip through the extended use of satire. Satire is the use of humor to expose others stupidity another word to use would be mockery. In Heller's case it is the weaknesses of the several American institutions, such as religion,war, and many other things, he wishes to expose. In The book, Catch 22, Joseph Heller displays many different example of satire, however I will focus on one topic and that will be power, and how the officers misuse their power. One example of…

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    reveal his resentment of British policies toward the Irish. Straightforward and poignant in his assertions, the speaker proposes that the impoverished Irish people could alleviate their troubles of famine, poverty, and overpopulation by selling their babies as food for the rich. In reality, Swift is not advocating for children to be eaten; he is simply using the tool of irony in a humorous way to draw attention to the poor living conditions of the Irish and to expose England’s unwillingness to…

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    R.K. Narayan is the foremost name in contemporary Indian English literature. He is essentially ironic and realistic in his vision of life. His stories and novels, including the present work, The Vendor of Sweets, reflect his awareness about the fundamental disharmonies and absurdities which Life and World constantly throw in our way. Narayan accepts the realities of life ungrudgingly, taking things as they come to him – and so do his characters. Nowhere does he seem to be writing with an idea of…

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    role of women during the 1641 Rebellion. The 1641 Rebellion was the result of discontent with the British in Ireland due to a number of reasons, including but not limited to the failures of the Ulster Planation. During the Ulster Plantation many Irish lost their land and were left with less desirable land. As well as land and economic reasons, another factor resulting in the rebellion was Catholics unhappiness during the English Lord Deputy, Thomas Wentworth’s rule, many were unhappy with…

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    Author, as a basic element of the rhetorical situation. The content and style of A Modest Proposal were the result of Jonathan Swift's position, identity, and sensibilities. Swift was not an Englishman, but an Irishman. In addition, he was a man of the cloth, which no doubt afforded him a clear view of the sufferings of his people. He was also wise enough and educated enough to understand the nature of the injustices visited upon his people by the English, as well as the English attitude toward…

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    When I was nineteen years old life was pretty hard in Ireland. It was not like you think it is today where many people go for vacation to rest and see the beautiful land. There was an law passed long before I was born that took many rights from our Irish people like voting, being able to defend ourselves with weapons, receiving an education, and enrolling in colleges, gaining employment. Because of the many rights that were taken away there was forced military service among our men leaving…

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    in 1729, Swift describes the social conditions in Ireland. He explains that the inhabitants of this country are suffering from an increase in poverty, while the English benefit from their profit. Therefore, this brings economic complications to the Irish. One of the most noticeable problems the author perceives in society is the significant growth of beggars living in the streets. Nevertheless, he highlights, the real issue is that children are living in those poor conditions as well. In order…

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    In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, he uses a satirical form to exemplify the harsh reality of the treatment of the poor in 1700 Ireland. By proposing the inhumane practice of the selling of poor infants to the rich to be sacrificed to cannibalism, Swift mirrors the devouring nature of the economy by the rich that leaves the poor with nothing. Swift’s objective of such an absurd idea does not serve to be taken seriously, rather than to bring attention to the poor Irishmen by using the idea of…

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    " many British Protestants disdained Roman Catholics--especially Irish Catholics--and enacted laws limiting their ability to thrive and prosper” (par.21). Lastly, in as far as the third theme of Irish inaction is concerned, according to Michael Cummings “Swift's satirical language also chides the Irish themselves for not acting with firm resolve to improve their lot” (par.22). The implication of the above statement is that the Irish citizens appeared to be passive participants and in a way and…

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    For my SPEAKING assignment I chose to take a closer look at William Wallace’s motivational speech in Braveheart. This speech may be taken place on a battlefield in Scotland so many years ago but I can see this happening today. We live in an uncertain society in uncertain times and I feel this speech calls to me. I get emotional every time a see it. The Scottish and English have been fighting over freedom for over a hundred years. England owns Scotland and in doing so have been very cruel to the…

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