A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift and Tartuffe by Moliere

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If commerce is looked at as simply the social interactions between groups of people, it exists practically everywhere on nearly a daily basis. Whether it be the exchange of some sort of “good” on a mass scale from one group to another satirically seen in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”, arranging marriages as seen in Moliere’s Tartuffe, or 3RD TEXT, it can all be considered some kind of commerce. The presence of commerce in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is anything but modest, but nonetheless it is there and it does take a certain side on finding a solution for society’s main problems at that specific time. In the early 1700’s, conditions in Ireland slowly began to worsen, hence his satirical, scathing response to the lack of solving the ever so present economic crisis the people of Ireland were experiencing. As he mentions in his proposal, poor children, predominantly Catholic, are seen all across the country, and in his point of view they are seen as burdens to their families and not so much of good use to the commonwealth.
He begins to make a “modest” proposal that he claims will be a much better solution than anything else that someone can come up with, and is where the majority of the commerce is present. “That the remaining…

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