satire Essay

319 WordsMay 25, 20092 Pages
Satire Swift knows how to use satire all through out his writing and short stories. In this essay I will be explaining about how Swift uses satire in “A Modest Proposal” and Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Swift uses many ways in satire is his writing in order to draw the reader in. Satire is apart of most literature to give the story a hint of a twist and to get the plot a little bit started. Swift uses many ways of satire in “A Modest Proposal”. One of those ways is he uses irony. He uses irony very well in the beginning of the story with describing a bad area and situation and then out of nowhere it becomes or turns into a better situation. The author makes the good come out of nowhere. Also, Swift makes many allusions in his writing making it more interesting. “A Modest Proposal” is an example of early western satire, and use of argumentative language also involved in it. Swift has the right amount of satire in his stories to keep the reader sucked in and keep reading. In Cervantes’ Don Quixote has irony, rational satire, and also rational perceiving and many other satires. In Cervantes’ irony is shown in a result of the rational satiric critiques, in which puts a twist in his stories in the end. Something you may think will happen and then the whole new event/s happen and comes along. Also there is naturalist satire in this story, meaning both strength and weakness is involved. Ranging from being about morals, social, religion, and/or political confines are found throughout Swift’s writing. Swift uses satire in many ways possible within his writing. There are many forms of satire, but Swift uses it as much as possible. Satire gives a little bit more of a twist to a story, and this is exactly what Swift knows how to

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