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15 pages (2007/1729); 150KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00134
As a fierce advocate for the Irish people struggling under British rule, Jonathan Swift wrote several works supporting the Irish cause. Perhaps his most famous work in that vein is "A Modest Proposal". Swift's proposal is a sharply ironic essay written during the time not only of a terrible famine in Ireland (1729), but also at a time when the British were proposing a heavy tax on the already impoverished Irish citizens. Swift builds his argument on the metaphor that the English are "devouring" the Irish, and in doing so writes a scathing indictment of the British tyranny and indifference.