Could you please pitch you own original ideas of " A Modest Proposal" that you would possibly make. It must be satirical and should refrain from using personal and extremely controversial ideas. When speaking with my own teacher, I had initially proposed ridiculing the concept and support of American society for abortion or homosexual marriages, but she deemed these topics to "personal" I have come up with a few topics on my own, but am unsure if they will suffice. One idea was to ridicule the adolescent "need" to mature before it is morally or ethically appropriate. The target was going to be young, skimply clad women (otherwise known as "sluts" in today's common society). My proposal was to begin the dating phase at the age of five and have children married by ten. In this way, they will no longer have to go out of their ways to become the young, mature women that they strive to be. Any feedback at all is greatly appreciated!
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That sounds to me as if it should work. To really mirror Swift, though, you should be sure to think about who it is that benefits from girls "maturing" earlier than you would like or who is pushing them to do this. Is it the clothing manufacturers? Is it parents? Swift clearly targets the rich of England for exploiting the Irish poor. Who is causing the problems that you identify and why are they doing it?
You could substitute excess dogs and cats for the children Swift discusses and argue that they should be eaten rather than euthanized. However, that may be too close to Swift's idea to win your teacher's approval.
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