November 25th, 2022
- Read Jonathan Swift’s essay, “A Modest Proposal” and Dr. Robert Kenny’s lecture on the Irish Potato Famine and British-Irish relations.
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Write a response that addresses the following:
- What is the main technique that Swift employs to make his point?
- Is Swift’s choice of approach effective or ineffective? Why?
- Swift wrote his essay in 1729. Do you feel as though a similar approach would work for modern audiences? Why or why not?
Thoughtful responses will earn you 15 points.