There are billions of people living on Earth. Everyone are currently situated in different statuses in the society, there are those who have a lot while there are those who lacks what the others have in excess. This entry presents criticism of Swift’s 1729 satire A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of the Poor People from Being a Burthen to Their Parents, or the Country.The writer, Jonathan Swift was a government satirist. He was born in Ireland in 1667 and was a well-respected clergyman. He was also a member of the church specifically he was the dean of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He graduated from Trinity College in Dolan. He is known for his Satire; this is actually a form of writing that uses straight forward and also uses a bit of humor by making fun of somebody else. Based on enotes.com, the author presented his arguments in an organized manner starting from giving the purpose of writing the proposal in the following words ‘for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the public.’ It might not clear from this introductory note how he is going to prevent the children from being burdened and to make them beneficial to the public. This is probably to prepare us to go through his plan. While we go through the text, images of poverty and inhumane exploitation render in our mind. At the end of the text, we come to know the attitude of the writer entirely, when he mentions ‘having no other motive than the public good of my country, by advancing our trade, providing for infants, relieving the poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich.’In addition, the Jonathan Swift’s way of writing is unique compared to other literary pieces because first he writes satire essays; second, he is not afraid to be bitterly satirical in his essays. Third, he is committed in exposing the problems inherent to the societies, but instead of making bold proclamations about these issues, he wrote entertaining texts that used irony, especially in terms of characterization, to point them out. And according to BachelorandMaster.com, “The writer is not very serious as he seems in the essay about the proposal. Yet from the ideas presented in coherence and the technique of presentation and its satire make Swift the master of prose writing.”Now, let’s go to the content; living in a society that condensed with too many people, wherein thousands die because of starvation everyday. Many have tried to keep their kids alive and keep their kids away from starvation but desperation is around us. Mother’s no longer fight for they have no longer possesses hopes in their lives. Death has become and has always been inevitable. It has come to our attention that we have to change and look for a solution, where will we be years from now? Will we be starving the next year or the year after the next or perhaps become extinct in the next golden age just because of hunger and overpopulation. It has been proposed by an Irish man named Jonathan Swift, that our solution is to get rid of unused things, it is quite similar to Mr. Isaac Newton’ theory of evolution wherein the unused characteristic or trait slowly disappear while the useful ones are developed to become new characteristic or trait that will be handier or that would make it more convenient for the organism to survive. Back to Jonathan Swift’s “Modest Proposal”, again according to him we need to get rid of those unused things that are at the moment weighing us down, we have a large amount of children, whom are not going to live for long because of starvation and a limited amount of food, while they are still young and have not taken resources away, and as he suggests that we can eat these children, for this will solve hunger in our society, not only that, it will also bring us to the point that there will be lesser mouths to feel and stomach’s to fill. Children, whom we see as cute and chubby things actually drain our resources. There are so many of them as well, and as stated by Jonathan they will most likely die because of hunger and, or become thieves, beggar or murderers. We do not need more negative impacts in our society; we can get rid of this by making them our meal at a young age. We can eat their meat and do so a lot of things from their other qualities such as their skin, with their skin it has been said on the write-up that we can sell their skin and produce luxurious products out of them, such as clothes, braces, shoes, furniture items and so much more. Not only it will solve starvation in our society but we can also gain profit by selling them by 10$ each that will later on lead to a boost in our economy. But to think that the economy of Ireland can be boosted in a way that we are selling the children and make them our food and use their other qualities as our new luxurious products, isn’t it unethical? Isn’t it against the rule of God? The essay or proposal might be a satire but come to think of it, he has gone way too much, he has already exaggerated things in a way that it’s already hard to imagine. But the good thing in here is that this satire of Jonathan Swift made an impact, not just on the Irish but to everyone who have read it.After looking at the content of the proposal, let us now try to look at its title, there is the word “Modest” on its title but as you read the satire, you can really see that it defies the title, it is not modest but rather it is cruel and dangerous. Yes, he might be talking about solving or giving solution to the issue on Ireland during those days, which was poverty and over population. Yes, he might be talking about the miseries of the poor children and their parents. . In a way, it is ironic; the author deserves his right to have his statue set up as a preserver of the nation because of his modest proposal. It can prevent the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents and country. To sum it up, the satire makes an otherwise complacent audience more willing to spend time with the text and it seems that it could make the audience laugh or even horrify them; it would make the lessons in the text even more resonant. According to goodreads.com, “A Modest Proposal is a relevant piece included in many comparative and global literature and history courses, as well as those of numerous other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and even the social sciences.