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    the year 1729. This was in the middle of the enlightenment period. During the enlightenment period, literature saw the rise of the novel as a genre and dry wit, sarcasm and satire became popular forms of political, social and religious criticism. Jonathan Swift’s Essay, entitled A Modest Proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents or country and for making them beneficial to the public focuses on the ills that befell the society. The author uses satire to highlight the issues in the society and he proposes a radical solution. The thesis of…

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    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” uncovers the laxity of British and Irish Gentry towards the increasing poverty in Ireland and the exploitation of the Irish. With its metaphors that depicts cannibalism as an acceptable solution to hunger, ‘modest’ can only be seen as an euphemism for this egregious suggestion. This satire dictates an economically insightful proposal that alleviate poor parents of their ‘bastard children’. As a result of this proposal, the outcome suggests to hinder children…

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    Meet Mickey Sullivan, a thirteen year-old Irish immigrant. His parents are Ava and Sean Sullivan. They arrived to the U.S. in 1847. They have considered changing their names to blend in with their surroundings, but decided against it. Their life in Ireland during the 1840s was very difficult. A blight, a disease that destroyed the leaves and the potatoes of the plant, wiped out almost all of their potato crop. The Irish relied heavily on one or two varieties of potato, and because of this it…

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    In tracing how William Butler Yeats influenced Seamus Heaney, it is significant to note similarities in their backgrounds. Yeats was intensely mindful of his role as a national poet/politician representing all Irish. Heaney also evolved into a definitive poet for the entire island. Both transitioned from being primarily Irish poets to world poets as evidenced by their winning of individual Nobel prizes seventy years apart. Like Yeats, Heaney was recognized globally, as likely to lecture at…

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    One of the most controversial events was the Irish famine in 1845-1852. This was because of conflicting national pride and lack of sources that made it difficult for either side to state what really happened. This eventually led to the three historic views, nationalist, revisionism and post revisionism. With passing time each view blossomed into a new statement and belief. PART:A Nationalism was the historic view of Irish citizens. They personally told their own reasonings to what actually…

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    In his essay, "A Modest Proposal," Jonathan Swift proposes a plan to bring his home country, Ireland, back to order after years of extreme poverty. Swift's purpose is to convey the idea that sacrificing the children of poor citizens is the only solution to improve the country's economy and correct the "deplorable state of the kingdom" (832). Swift adopts an insincere and ironic tone to reveal his frustration with society and present his "modest proposal". Swift begins by establishing a…

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    diminishing population growth. As a psychological anthropologist, she seeks deeper answers, attempting to identify psychological and cultural root causes of anomie and despair in the people living in rural Ireland. She explains multiple reasons for both their anomie and extremely high rates of mental illness which lie in shrinking economic vitality, culture-bound systems of religious beliefs, folklore and perhaps more importantly, the effects of child-rearing practices. Young men are committed…

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    Eating Children

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    Eating children? That went too far, but that was the thing that was needed to protest against the conditions Ireland lived because of the bad treatment of England. Ireland had beggars and starving children everywhere, money was short in supply because all of the money was sent to the rich landlord in England, some policies of England kept the Irish poor and hungry. Eating children will be unbearable, that was a thing that no one even should think about, a thing that would be unforgivable. The…

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    Jonathan Swift’s writing reflects his personality in the sense that it is both playful and serious at the same time. This duality of playfulness and seriousness is especially evident in his pamphlet “A Modest Proposal.” The speaker of this text is not Swift, but instead, an anonymous figure that Swift uses as a vehicle to express his political views, poke fun at the British, and reveal his resentment of British policies toward the Irish. Straightforward and poignant in his assertions, the…

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    discriminated against by the Protestant majority who made up most of parliament. The conflict began in 1968 and ended in 1998. First, Irish people rioted against British rule, and eventually parted from them creating the Republic of Ireland. Then, the Catholic in Northern Ireland, which continued under British rule, faced heavy discrimination. For example, the Catholic were offered fewer jobs and were then paid less. They rarely held high public offices. Another example…

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