Thursday, December 1, 2011

Johnathan Swift - A Modest Proposal

"this book was quite interesting but very weird"

"Eating babies? Seriously?"

"It really is quite astute to think of women as more livestock than human."

"Things I don't like about this book:

1. It's satire. I'm not a big fan of satire.
2. It's written like a rhetorical essay. Rhetoric and I didn't get along in college, and our relationship has not improved.
3. While I know that Mr. Swift is using the idea of cannibalism as satire and in truth encouraging thoughtfulness toward the poor, the subject matter is very disconcerting."

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