Outline: a Modest Proposal Essay

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Outline: A Modest Proposal I. Introduction A. Audience Participation 1. How many of you see poverty and hunger as a problem in the world? How many of you think that you cannot possibly help solve this problem? B. Introduce self and topic 1. According to an article written by Jason M. Breslow, as of 2011, children had the highest poverty level with over 16 million children living in poverty. That is just in the United States. Imagine the number of children living in poverty in the entire world. 2. My name is Alice and I will present to you the satirical styles of Jonathan Swift and explain why “A Modest Proposal” will lead people in the right direction to help those in poverty. 3. Before I continue, here is the definition of…show more content…
Most women decided to get abortions because they could not afford to take of care a child. a. It is calculated that about 120,000 children are born to poor parents every year (Swift 763). The price of nursing for one year is two shillings. That comes out to about 240,000 shillings every year that will be given to the breeders. Since the women will be getting money for their infants, getting an abortion will be like burning money. 2. Another advantage of selling children to the wealthy is that it will make marriages better. a. Swift writes that men will begin to appreciate their wives while they are with child as much as they appreciate “their cows in cattle” (Swift 766). He also believes men will stop beating, kicking, and using other acts of domestic violence towards their wives because they will be terrified of the possibility of a miscarriage. C. Counterargument 1. An opposing argument that can be raised is the idea that “the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom” (Swift 767). This argument suggests that if the children keep getting eaten, there will be less people to reproduce more children. a. Swift breaks down the number of children born per year. He calculated that of the 120,000 poor children, 20,000 should be reserved for breeding purposes and ¼ of that amount should be males. So one male can serve four female breeders. The rest of the 100,000 can be offered for sale at one
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