Modest Proposal 2013 PPT

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Warm Up
• What is the biggest problem affecting our
society today?
• What do you suggest could be a solution?
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• 1. What does this passage tell you about
conditions in Ireland?
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• 1. What does this passage tell you about
conditions in Ireland
Conditions in Ireland are so terrible that anyone
who can improve them deserves to be
commemorated.
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• 2. What characteristics does the speaker
display in this paragraph?
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• 2. What characteristics does the speaker
display in this paragraph?
The speaker is civic minded, rational and
practical. His use of statistical anylysis implies
he is logical, well educated, and
knowledgeable about scientific inquiry.
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3. What details in this paragraph suggest that
poverty is an urgent problem?
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4. What details in this paragraph suggest that
poverty is an urgent problem?
Details about abortions and infanticide suggest
that mothers are destroying their offspring
because they cannot support them.
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4. What does the term breeders suggest?
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4. What does the term breeders suggest?
The term breeders suggest that these woman
are like domesticated animals (think cows and
sheep etc.)
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• 5. What does the speaker imply about his
American acquaintance?
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• 5. What does the speaker imply about his
American acquaintance?
The speaker implies that his American
acquaintance is an experienced cannibal.
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8. What examples of irony do you see in this
paragraph?
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8. What examples of irony do you see in this
paragraph?
One who would buy a child for food is a
“gentleman.” Adopting the speaker’s idea
would improve the popularity of landlords.
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9. What is ironic about the speaker’s saying that
he is against cruel plans?
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9. What is ironic about the speaker’s saying that
he is against cruel plans?
It is ironic that the speaker says this after
proposing such a cruel plan of his own.
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11. How does the language contribute to the
irony of this paragraph?
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11. How does the language contribute to the
irony of this paragraph?
The conditions referred to are treated as
advantageous. The is no reason to be
concerned that they will be an unbearable
burden. Poor housing, starvation, and terrible
sanitation are killing them…
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13. Whom does the speaker identify as the
cause of Ireland’s misery?
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13. Whom does the speaker identify as the
cause of Ireland’s misery?
The English landlords are the cause of Ireland’s
misery. They have forced their tenants to sell
their corn and cattle to pay the rent.
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14. How does Jonathan Swift (author) suggest
that the speaker’s plan is ridiculous?
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14. How does Jonathan Swift (author) suggest
that the speaker’s plan is ridiculous?
It is ridiculous to suppose that a mother would
treat her children better if she knew she could
sell them for a profit.
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15. Why does the speaker identify “weddings”
and “christenings” as particularly appropriate
occasions for eating children?
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15. Why does the speaker identify “weddings”
and “christenings” as particularly appropriate
occasions for eating children?
He is being ironic. Weddings unite people whom
plan on having children. Christenings are a
celebration of a child’s introduction to the
church.
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16. Why does the speaker include these “other
expedients”?
He really favors these other expedients , which
are practical solutions to the problem of
poverty in Ireland.
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16. To which country does the speaker allude?
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17. To which country does the speaker allude?
He is alluding to England.

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