What does Swift see as an alternative to his plan?

1 Answer | Add Yours

pohnpei397's profile pic

Posted on

Towards the end of the essay, Swift acknowledges a few alternatives to his plan but he does not spend much time on them.  He thinks they are too ridiculous to try.

  • Tax people who live outside Ireland but own land there.
  • Don't use or buy anything that is not produced in Ireland itself.
  • Reject things that "promote foreign luxury."
  • Try to teach women to stop being proud, vain, and idle.
  • Instead, promote thrift among the people.
  • Stop fighting among themselves and learn to love their country.
  • Have landlords and storeowners and such stop being so greedy.

We’ve answered 323,618 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question