Review: A modest proposal

5206937 Auteur: Jonathan Swift
Titel: A modest Proposal
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1729
ISBN: 9781605977270
Aantal bladzijden: 50
Gelezen: 8 augustus
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Achterkanttekst:
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. By doing this he mocks the authority of the British officials. A Modest Proposal is included in many literature programs as an example of early modern western satire. It also serves as an exceptional introduction to the concept and use of argumentative language, lending itself well to secondary and post-secondary essay courses. Outside of the realm of English studies, A Modest Proposal is a relevant piece included in many comparative and global literature and history courses, as well as those of numerous other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and even the social sciences
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Review: Gullivers travels

Auteur: JonIMG_3276athan Swift
Titel: Gulliver’s Travels
Genre: Literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1726
ISBN: 9781853260278
Aantal bladzijden: 249
Gelezen: 18 – 25 september
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When Lemuel Gulliver sets off from London on a sea voyage, little does he know the many incredible misadventures awaiting. Shipwrecked at sea, nearly drowned, he washes ashore upon an exotic island called Liliput–where the people are only 6″ tall. Next he visits a land of incredible giants called the Brobdingnagians. They are more than 60′ tall. He travels to Lapauta, a city that floats in the city, & to Glubbdubdrib, the Island of Sorcerers. his final voyage brings him into contact with the Yahoos–a brutish race of subhumans–& an intelligently virtuous race of horse, the Houyhnhnms.
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