What is the overall tone of a modest proposal?
The tone of the essay “A Modest Proposal” on a literal level is observant and objective. Throughout the essay, Swift shows the readers what he had observe of the poor people in an objective manner. Hence the observant and objective tone. In a satirical level, it denotes a pleading tone.
In what ways does swift concede some of the objections?
Some ways Swift concedes some of the objections is by saying the objection and then emphasizing it to show that it is a good objection. In what ways does Swift refute some of the objections? He refutes some of the objections by completely ignoring and dismissing the objection and it’s validity.
What is Swift’s main purpose in a modest proposal?
He wrote A Modest Proposal as an attempt to convince the Irish Parliament to improve the conditions of the poor. Swift used the idea of eating children as a metaphor for what he saw as the exploitation of the poor, such as the high rents charged by landlords.