Ethos In A Modest Proposal

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The author of “A Modest Proposal” uses ethos with the intention of the readers taking his plan into consideration to improve the conditions in Ireland, by gaining credibility. Hence, Swift states,” having turned my thoughts for many years, upon this important subject, and maturely weighed the several schemes of other projectors.” As well as, “ having no other motive than the public good of my country.” The use of ethos in this particular evidence shows the author and his plan is reasonable through his expertise on the subject and has a trustworthy impression, which propels the audience towards his plan. Swift uses satire to make the audience recognize how absurd the other plans are. Consequently, the readers gain more sureness and confidence

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