What evidence does Swift give to prove that he himself will not benefit from his plan in a modest proposal?
It is true that the narrator does claim at the end of the text that he will not benefit financially from his proposal—that he has not “the least personal interest in endeavoring to promote this necessary work, having no other motive than the public good of [his] country”—he does seem to hope that he will, at least, be …
What objection to the proposal does the speaker?
The speaker proposes that “out of the one hundred and twenty thousand children from poor families born annually, twenty thousand should be kept for breed and the remaining one hundred thousand sold as food to persons of quality of fortune, at one year of age.” He does not think that his proposal will raise many …
What objection does the speaker anticipate?
Pause at line 254. What objection does the speaker anticipate (lines 248-250)? How does he answer the objection? The objection that the speaker anticipates is that this would lessen Ireland’s population.
Why did Swift have the speaker lists other expedients?
Consider:-the types of proposals -the contrast between the proposals and the “modest proposal’-Swift’s overall purpose in writing the essay-Swift have the “other expedients listed because he wants the people ofireland to stand against oppression from England.
Why does the narrator express the hope that his plan?
He expresses the hope that no one will object to his plan as a way of alerting the reader to the satirical character of work.