Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels & Modest Proposal. Jonathan Swift. Generally thought to be the greatest prose writer of the 18 th century One of the world’s finest satirists Considered a misanthrope by many because he was deeply critical of humanity. Jonathan Swift.
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& Modest Proposal
—A. L. Rowse
A casual ward, or workhouse, provided the poor and the elderly with scanty food and shelter in exchange for hours of sometimes toilsome labor. What do the people in the painting have in common with the people described in A Modest Proposal?
Laws enacted in 1695 stripped Irish Catholics of rights to money and property, causing many to leave—and some to be forcibly shipped out—of the country.