English 211 

Quiz #14: Jonathan Swift, "Description of a City Shower" and "A Modest Proposal"

1) Name and describe how one Londoner responds to Swift's city shower.

2) The speaker in "A Modest Proposal" suggests a cure for the economic woes of Ireland. Explain the proposal (in brief) and name one of his reasons why it would work.

3) What effect would this proposal have (says the speaker) on Irish family life?

Extra Credit: Why does the speaker think we should believe he is sincerely disinterested, and not hoping for gain, in making his proposal?

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