Friday, June 16, 2006

Module 5: Reading Assignment 3

A satire is a litery work containing wit, irony, and sarcasm. In "A Modest Proposal", Jonathan Swift talks about how the poor people could sell of their babies to the rich for food. He said it would help keep the population down and that at least the children would not die of starvation and poverty. He joked about how the children would be in season during a certain time of the year. I think he's really talking about how self destructive society can be to itself.
Swift seems to be discussing the reality of what women are really like before they hide behind their make- believe masks of illusion, all their flaws, in "The Lady's Dressing Room". Lady Montagu seems annoyed at him so she responds to his poem. She seems to be mimicing how he writes.


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