Study Guide

A Modest Proposal Characters

By Jonathan Swift

The Proposer (Narrator)

Who is this guy proposing that the Irish eat their own children? Here's a clue: he's not Jonathan...

The Kids

The kids aren't the luckiest characters in A Modest Proposal, but they sure play an important...

The Parents

If you believe the narrator, Irish parents would be downright grateful for a chance to get rid of...

The Landlords

The landlords pop up frequently as those nasty brutes harassing their tenants for money. In fact,...