* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal: Symbols True or False

1. What do the landlords devour (besides children)? -> Resources and money
2. Who would be "constant customers for infants' flesh"? -> Cottagers
3. Who are grouped in with the sheep, cattle, and swine? -> Poor children
4. The politicians symbolize whom? -> Swift's readership
5. The narrator symbolizes whom? -> Wealthy Protestants

Submit
Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement