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A Modest Proposal: Abortion for Two

Perhaps the most significant debate of recent decades on a political, religious, and social level is that of abortion. Many questions are raised about whether this is a justified right inherent to any fertile woman, or an inhumane practice fostered by a barbaric society. Those who believe it is not right to abort the unborn struggle to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to get an abortion in hopes that fewer of these operations will take place. People who disagree with abortion-opponents will fight back, defending those seeking to end a pregnancy and make antiabortion actions into moot points. Even those who feel that abortion is not necessarily wrong are torn when making policies and regulations that are intended to make the process as easy as possible for those who seek the procedure, while still protecting everyone involved. Both groups are striving to….

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, tells the conditions of poor, rural Irish families facing starvation and desolation caused by brutal oppression from their neighboring and bullying country England in 1729. The length of the title of this essay introduces the satirical form that Swift uses in this essay, and helps demonstrate the effectiveness of literary tools, and consequently captures the audience's attention and entertains the reader leaving a lasting impression. The purpose of this essay, is to examine Swift's writing by highlighting his use of satirical tools that are used to demonstrate the piece's effectiveness and increase the overall artistic value and appeal of this literary work.
Satire has the intended effect of grabbing the reader's attention by employing irony, hyperbole, humor and other nonstandard techniques to….

Johnathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is a work of satire in which Swift suggests, as a solution to the problem of famine in Ireland, that the starving Irish should eat their babies. This, he states, is a way to cope with the problem of both hunger and overpopulation. Swift makes deliberate use of hyperbole throughout his essay. He uses some of the most common, racist criticisms about the Irish leveled by the English, such as the fact that the Irish have too many children, and takes these arguments to their logical, murderous conclusions.
Swift's essay is so effective because he actually discusses the practical details of what he ironically calls his modest proposal. He notes that a baby can live for at least a year on its mother's milk and thus not require anything from Ireland's dwindling food supply. This makes babies much more ideal to eat for the poor than….

SWIFT'S A MODEST PPOSAL
Surprise Ending - Swift

The Surprise Ending in Swift's a Modest Proposal

In his essay A Modest Proposal (1729) Jonathon Swift ironically puts forth the proposition that for the betterment of Irish society, children of the poor, particularly Catholic children, because there was an over abundance, should be slaughtered and eaten. Swift maintains that this practice would solve a number of societal problems. It would decrease the number of Papists who are the principle breeders of the nation, as well as the most dangerous enemies, it would turn a liability of the poor, another mouth to feed, into an asset or a valuable commodity, it would increase the overall wealth of the nation, it would be a boon to business, and it would encourage marriage by rewarding parents with monetary gain. The surprise ending is that swift recommends this practice only for Ireland.

At the time Swift published this….

Jonathan Swift wrote “A Modest Proposal” in 1729 as piece of political satire, or as Cody (2000) puts it, a “disgusted parody” and a “savage indictment,” (p. 1). As it falls within the genre of satire, there is a healthy dose of humor embedded in the text but also rich political commentary as well. As both the course text and Cody (2000) point out, Swift was concerned about issues like class conflict and discrimination against the Irish. Swift recognized that the English were systematically exploiting the Irish. “A Modest Proposal” makes an outlandish case for eating children as the solution to poverty.
Swift writes “A Modest Proposal” in first person, effectively making it seem that he truly believes in what he is saying. The approach can be considered ironic, in that what Swift states on the surface is not precisely what he means. The entire substantive content, and not just the….

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Here we have another example of how Swift uses his setting as a perfect weapon for his argument. Not all people are respected and soome are treated badly. These statements are morbid but they are true and that is why this essay succeeds.

Swift's satire has a greter impact because he opens his argument up for debate. Any argument is allowable as long as it is "equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual" (2180). Furthermore, he writes to anyone that believes they have a better solution to the problems to:

ask the parents of these mortals, whether they would not at this day think it a great happiness to have been sold for food at a year old, in the manner I prescribe, and thereby have avoided such a perpetual scene of misfortunes, as they have since gone through, by the oppression of landlords, the impossibility of paying rent without money or….

Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, written by ohn Cleland in 1749 while in debtor's prison, has been called the first pornographic novel. Cleland demonstrated an artful ability to use the writing style of the day, use of irony, and a superficial story of virtue that triumphs over sin to make pornography acceptable enough to be read widely.
The story is written in an autobiographical tone and consists of letters Fanny Hill writes to a friend. Her story begins at age 15 when she is orphaned. She moves to London, and has to find a way to support herself. The path she takes, of moving into a brothel, may have been a common solution for young women without means or relatives during that time. While she is in the brothel she meets a man called Charles and falls in love with him, but after they have lived together….

Executive SummaryThis paper provides an analysis of Herb Kellehers leadership of during his tenure as CEO of Southwest Airlines from 1971 to 2001. Under the charismatic Kellehers servant-leadership approach which placed a high priority on employee empowerment, Southwest transformed from a small regional carrier into the largest domestic low-cost airline in the U.S. Indeed, Kelleher was a textbook example of a servant-first leader that was effective in promoting employee satisfaction and a fun workplace culture. These leadership practices resulted in unmatched metrics for the airline industry including Southwests consistently high profitability, low employee turnover, immense customer loyalty, and remarkable revenue growth even during periods of economic downturn. The paper points out, though, that Southwest did become heavily reliant on Kellehers larger-than-life persona to drive its unique corporate culture, making leadership transitions problematic. The paper also notes that in contrast to Kellehers employee-focused leadership, yanairs Michael OLeary exemplifies ruthless cost-cutting efficiency….

(Jordans, 2008) "Europe's unilateral approach will only lead to legal battles and trade wars," Bisignani also stressed. (Jordans, 2008) a hint of this contention occurring in the future was evidenced recently when 27 nations, including the U.S., China and 25 other countries, registered opposition to the EU's attempt to include commercial airlines in its cap-and-trade program by supporting an ICAO-run program. This signal confirmed united opposition to the European Union's intentions to develop a separate, regional emissions trading system. U.S. officials warn that the inclusion of U.S. And other non-European airlines in the EU cap-and-trade program "may break international aviation and trade laws." (Jordans, 2008) Although reasons differ, along with official warnings, scientists raise questions regarding the European program. Airlines, experts basically agree, contribute approximately 2% of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide, a gas reportedly contributing to global warming. Perceptions, nevertheless, differ regarding the impact of other gases aircraft….

Business Calc
Over the Moon Toys: A Business Proposal

The following pages contain a financial overview and qualitative description of a proposed retail venture. A need for an independent toy store located within the confines of the municipality has been identified, with a growing number of consumers seeking alternatives to the "big-box" retailers and lower-quality merchandise. The project description provides greater detail regarding the focus of Over the Moon Toys, the proposed business, including the impetus for the creation of this business, market and sales expectations based on a qualitative analysis of the local consumer base, and a discussion of the physical location within the community that might best serve this community and the proposed business. Following this project description, a work schedule breakdown and related financial details and estimates of the project are provided. A series of relatively simple yet highly interconnected and dependent tasks will lead to the establishment of….

Journal of Albrecht Durer, 1498
I, Albrecht Durer, will preserve what I feel today in indelible colors. I stand pompous, extravagantly dressed, back to where I have always belonged. I may seem ostentatious now, with the artistic splendor I am bestowed with, more refined. Yet it was at Venice where I found inner tranquility of being an artist. I shall paint now as my imaginations will sweep with the aura of nature around me and my skills shall gain more strength. I will rejoice today to celebrate the liberty of an artist that I had experienced in Italian culture with the hope to awaken same liberation amongst natives of my land. I shall portray myself to depict the worth of a piece of art, the spectacle that a mere smear of color on canvas could create.

I may seem imprudent to Nuremberg for here I stand now almost 26, still lost in….

Marketing Plan
Friedman

Internet Marketing and Pizza

This report tries to gather some advantages and disadvantages associated with a new Internet marketing plan for a new pizza shop. By following their new marketing plan, this report alter the way small businesses use the internet marketing approach to change the way they advertise. There is a lot of media attention being paid to Internet marketing and most people believe that this type of marketing approach is the future. More and more organizations now focus on new and inexpensive ways to attract new customers. Marketing companies are gradually becoming experts on the World Wide Web. But the world has gone global, now marketers and local businesses have the opportunity to also play on the open global platform. It is possible that new small local business may actually require international skills as more global opportunities are created through the web. There are estimates regarding daily internet….

British Literatures
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Modest Proposal
Jonathan Swift's satirical work A Modest Proposal is particularly successful at lambasting careless attitudes towards the poor because Swift's proposal that poor children be sold as food for the upper classes is rendered in the language of pseudo-scientific argument and economics. hen deployed elsewhere, this combination of tone, appeals to authority, and abrogation of evidence is precisely the kind of language used to support various misguided, outdated, or bigoted ideologies, such as any number of various "scientific" works purporting to demonstrate the superiority of whites over blacks, or men over women, for example. In Swift's case, however, the tone he adopts and the logical fallacies he engages in function precisely to reveal themselves, so that Swift's use of these common tactics is a means of pointing them out and revealing that they are in fact tactics, or rhetorical methods used to support an otherwise insupportable argument. By performing….

Swift's Modesty
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Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is quite an unusual work of literature, and one which certainly has a surprise ending. The only allusions to the wild solution that the author will offer to the very real problem plaguing the streets of Ireland -- that of the unfortunate beggar children and their mothers of Irish distinction -- is the fact that it is quite obvious that this essay is a satire. All satires create humor around human folly; that which is made laughable time and again throughout this narrative is the lack of concern on the part of the English for the plight of the Irish. It is due to this lack of concern that Swift quite facetiously, and more than a little bit sarcastically, advocates eating the misfortunate children, which is the surprise ending of this essay -- as well as the fact that the author, after advocating this….

" For example, of the materialism and penchant for "conspicuous consumption" among Romans of the time, Juvenal observes:
in Rome we must toe the line of fashion, spending beyond our means, and often non-borrowed credit.

It's a universal failing: here we all live in pretentious poverty. To cut a long story short, there's a price-tag on everything in Rome. hat does it cost to greet Cossus, or extract one tight-lipped nod from Veiento the honors-broker? (180-5).

Criticizing the inflated costs of everything in Rome, Juvenal also states:

inflation swells the rent of your miserable flat, inflation hits the keep of your hungry slaves, your own humble dinner. (166-7)

Moreover, within the declining Roman society described by Juvenal's Third Satire, wealth is so revered for its own sake that, when, for instance, a rich man's house burns to the ground, his house and all his belongings will soon be replaced by better than what he had….

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Women's Issues - Abortion

Abortion a Modest Proposal Abortion for Two

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Abortion A Modest Proposal: Abortion for Two Perhaps the most significant debate of recent decades on a political, religious, and social level is that of abortion. Many questions are raised about…

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Family and Marriage

Rhetorical Analysis of a Modest Proposal

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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,…

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Children

Satire in A Modest Proposal

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Johnathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is a work of satire in which Swift suggests, as a solution to the problem of famine in Ireland, that the starving Irish should…

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Sociology

Swift's a Modest Prposal Surprise Ending -

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SWIFT'S A MODEST PPOSAL Surprise Ending - Swift The Surprise Ending in Swift's a Modest Proposal In his essay A Modest Proposal (1729) Jonathon Swift ironically puts forth the proposition that…

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English Literature

Swifts modest proposal ending

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Length: 1 Pages
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Jonathan Swift wrote “A Modest Proposal” in 1729 as piece of political satire, or as Cody (2000) puts it, a “disgusted parody” and a “savage indictment,” (p. 1). As…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Setting in Jonathon Swift's a

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(2179) Here we have another example of how Swift uses his setting as a perfect weapon for his argument. Not all people are respected and soome are treated badly.…

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Literature

Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman

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Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, written by ohn Cleland in 1749 while in debtor's prison, has been called the first pornographic novel. Cleland demonstrated an…

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Essay

Aviation

A Comparison of Leadership Styles and Practices at Major U S Airlines

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Length: 18 Pages
Type: Essay

Executive SummaryThis paper provides an analysis of Herb Kellehers leadership of during his tenure as CEO of Southwest Airlines from 1971 to 2001. Under the charismatic Kellehers servant-leadership approach…

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Transportation

European Union's New Emmissions Proposal

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Length: 25 Pages
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(Jordans, 2008) "Europe's unilateral approach will only lead to legal battles and trade wars," Bisignani also stressed. (Jordans, 2008) a hint of this contention occurring in the future…

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Business

Business Calc Over the Moon Toys A

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Length: 6 Pages
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Business Calc Over the Moon Toys: A Business Proposal The following pages contain a financial overview and qualitative description of a proposed retail venture. A need for an independent toy store…

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Journal

Art  (general)

Graphic Work of a Renaissance Artist

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Length: 4 Pages
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Journal of Albrecht Durer, 1498 I, Albrecht Durer, will preserve what I feel today in indelible colors. I stand pompous, extravagantly dressed, back to where I have always belonged. I…

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Business - Advertising

Proposal for a New Marketing Strategy to Bring More People

Words: 1160
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Marketing Plan Friedman Internet Marketing and Pizza This report tries to gather some advantages and disadvantages associated with a new Internet marketing plan for a new pizza shop. By following their new…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

British Literatures

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Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift's satirical work A Modest Proposal is particularly successful at lambasting careless attitudes towards the poor because Swift's proposal that poor children be sold as food…

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Literature

Swift's Modesty

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Length: 3 Pages
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Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is quite an unusual work of literature, and one which certainly has a surprise ending. The only allusions to the wild solution that…

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Literature

Horace Juvenal Pope Dryden Swift

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Length: 13 Pages
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" For example, of the materialism and penchant for "conspicuous consumption" among Romans of the time, Juvenal observes: in Rome we must toe the line of fashion, spending beyond our…

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