In others words, Americans felt Irish Americans immigrants happened to be lazy drunks and didn’t belong here. Americans felt that Irish immigrants brought over diseases as well, for example, Kevin Kenney says, Irish immigrants endured high rates of cholera, yellow fever, tuberculosis and pneumonia (Kenney). These caused a big scare among Americans and perhaps cause some of the discrimination. Another form of discrimination also came in the work place, such as, when Irish immigrants need to find work. Richard Jensen says, “The Irish American community harbors a deeply held belief that it was the victim of systematic job discrimination in America, and that the discrimination was done publicly in highly humiliating fashion through signs that announced ‘Help Wanted: No Irish Need Apply.’” Unlike men women sometime had better opportunities; Richard Jensen writes, “newspaper ads for women sometimes did include NINA, but Irish women nevertheless dominated the market for domestics because they provided a reliable supply of an essential service” (Jensen 405).
Critique: A Modest Proposal by Johnathan Swift A Modest Proposal is considered to be one of the greatest Satires of all times. Written by Johnathan Swift, an active political writer born in Dublin on November 30, 1667 to parents of English decent, A Modest Proposal masterfully employs use of many rhetorical devices to show Johnathan's frustration towards the Landlords and royalty of both England and Ireland for neglecting the increasing poverty and misery of people from his homeland. Although the text might sometimes seem confusing, offensive and over exaggerative to be taken seriously, even so the implications drawn with the help of language, tone and style more than sufficiently translate the deeper meaning of his message which is the need of improvement in Ireland's situation. Johnathan's labels and examples might sometimes perplex his audience due to their complex connotations and harsh generalizations. Looking at the wording in the article, much of the language used need explanation.
Brief Interpretation: A Modest Proposal 2. A Modest Proposal is a persuasive, satirical piece. The main purpose of this article is to convince the reader to side with the idea of selling and cooking children in Ireland. During this time, Ireland was immersed in poverty, so the author ironically attempts to convince the reader that eating children will be a solution to the people of Ireland. This piece is an extended satire because obviously the author’s proposal is implausible and irrational.
They have all now just become what could be classed as “common” by being drunk and rowdy. Yeats seems to be disgusted with how the Irish people have changed, and this is shown through the tone of his language. When he says “the clever man who cries the catch cries of the clown,” we can hear the distain in the tone of his writing, with the sharp use of alliteration cutting through the poem. Yeats also seems to be angry how the changing people of Ireland have ruined the traditional Irish literacy. The “beating down” could symbolise great Irish literature and art is being mocked by the common drunkards of Ireland.
As you continue reading and closely examining the work, it can be seen that every suggestion Swift makes is filled with sarcasm and mocking the English and Irish governments. Also in the very last paragraph of the essay when Swift says, “I profess, in the sincerity of my heart, that I have not the least personal interest in endeavoring to promote this necessary work, 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,” it becomes apparent that the entire work was a false proposition. The irony here can be mainly seen in
Jonathan Swift uses disturbing metaphors and irony to show his readers about the society during the time he lived and critique the attitude of the upper classes toward the poor. Swift’s main purpose in A Modest Proposal is to bring attention to the political, economic, and social problems which occur in Ireland under English colonization. Swift makes masterly use of verbal irony in his proposal to strengthen his argument, that the Irish deserve better treatment from England. For example, at the beginning of the proposal, Swift try to make the reader believe that it is a serious proposal by using some statistics of how many children are suffering and what the condition of the society is. However, Swift’s narrator suddenly introduces his proposal of eating Irish babies, rather than having them grow up in a life of misery.
How is the theme of blame explored in “An Inspector Calls”? Priestley explores the theme of blame in “An Inspector Calls” by using the Inspector as his main dramatic device. The Inspector is used to promote Priestley’s views and thoughts about class prejudice and the need of collective responsibility. He also explores the theme of blame through the use of the Inspector’s dialogue and language. He purposely uses powerful adjectives in his phrases, such as “burnt her inside out” and “she was in great agony”; the word “agony” is emotive because it suggests an extremely unbearable pain.
Swift concludes that this project is the answer for the countries poverty that will solve the weak economic state, overpopulation, and the unemployment rate. One of the voices strategies that Swift used in the story was sarcasm. In the first paragraph where Swift attempted to thrown of his readers where he specifically used the vocabulary “melancholy” sight where he sees the beggars and their children’s on the street. So this sarcastic paradox in this statement is whether it is a melancholy sight for him, even though seeing the homeless every day, or for the beggar’s lifestyle? The way Swift used sarcasm was brilliant because upon reading the first time, the readers assume that Swift is a compassionate person and writer who attempted to feel the pain of the beggars.
Swift discussion about eating children comes as a surprise because the reader is unprepared for the solution that he suggests. In other word, Swift does not literally suggest eating newborn in his country. He is simply demonstrate the desperate situation of the lower class in Ireland. Swift expressing his thought of the poor sacrificing their children, it would involve the rich sacrificing some of their luxuries. He shows the fact that reforms is practical and beneficial to the people of Ireland that are being overlooked for the convenience of the higher class.
This borderline testimonial sentence is one of power and a strong shot at your emotions. He uses so many adjectives and repeats “such” to emphasize how unbelievably horrible it would be if you were in the downward spiral of endless poverty. He generalizes poor people as cold, hungry, uncared people who are going to inherently die young, no exceptions. After his heartbreaking definition of the impoverished lifestyle, he begins to break poverty down into two separate entities. Galbraith divides the complex issue of poverty into case and insular poverty.