Jonathan Swift 's Modest Proposal

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Pre-Introduction: Today, many texts studied in the English class connect with the world’s history. When covering certain topics, it is important for teachers to pick an interesting and informative study that teaches important literacy skills, such as posing arguments. The pieces studied in this essay focus on the topic of the British Empire.

Thesis: Jonathan Swift 's Modest Proposal is the most effective in conveying its proposal against Imperialism as a universal theme.

Directional Statement: Jonathan Swift 's "Modest Proposal" successfully uses evidence to support its proposal and an effective style of writing. It also presents a clearly defined problem and solution compared to George Orwell 's “Shooting an Elephant” and Thomas Jefferson 's “Declaration of Independence”.

Point 1: Swift 's "Modest Proposal" effectively uses appropriate and convincing proof to clearly support its claim that imperialism is an ineffective and oppressive ideology that opposes the public good of many. The "Declaration of Independence" and "Shooting an Elephant" show minimal proof to support the central theme.

Proof 1: In a list of oppressive acts committed by the King of Great Britain, Jefferson states that "He has forbidden his Governor to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assen should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them." (Jefferson)

Analysis 1: This proof shows that imperialism is an
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