write an essay based on your analytical reading of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”.
This assignment requires you to write an essay based on your analytical reading of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” Your analysis should be based on your ideas and
interpretation of literature through the lens of the postcolonial theory texts we are reading this
semester. Essay must be a minimum of 1500 words in length. It must follow MLA
formatting and citation rules. “Through the use of satire, Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” offers covert critique and poignant denouncement of colonial oppression in Ireland. What injustices and forms of exploitation does Swift accuse the dominant class of committing against the poor? In what ways is the proposal effective in shocking and disturbing readers enough to force them to examine the horrors of colonial inhumanity and greed? In your discussion of these issues, you MUST refer to at least two of the following sources:
• Ania Loomba’s “Colonial and Postcolonial Identities” • Ania Loomba’s “Challenging Colonialism” • Dennis Walder’s “History” • Elaine Scarry’s “The Difficulty of Imagining Other People”