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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