A Modest Proposal
by Jonathan Swift
A Modest Proposal Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Were the English really cannibals? Unless we skipped a chapter in British history, it's more likely that eating is a symbol. It's a pretty important one, too: Swift felt that the Irish poor were be...
You can't go a page without finding an animal reference in A Modest Proposal. Horses, cows, deer, and pigs make frequent appearances, mostly so the narrator can compare them to the Irish children....