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    • Jonathan Swift Raffaele Nardella http://www.mgrande.com/weblog/images/partosdepandora/Jonathan_swift.jpg
    • A brilliant satirist (1667 – 1745)
      • Born in Dublin
      • Moved to England
      • Work for Sir William Temple
      • Best satirical works:
        • The Battle of the Books
        • A Tale of a Tub
      • Anglican priest in Ireland
      • In London friendship with Pope
      • Writings for Tory
      • Back to Ireland Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral
      • Pamphlets against sufferings of Irish
        • A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture
        • The Drapier’s Letter
      Raffaele Nardella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Temple_(British_politician)
    • An Irish hero
      • National Hero
      • Ireland as a place of exile
      • Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
      • A Modest Proposal (1729)
        • Irony and bitterness
        • Against English rule
        • Against Irish passive attitude
        • Mocking the projector
      • Decay of Swift’s mental faculties
      Raffaele Nardella http://www.nt.armstrong.edu/ireland2map0.gif
    • A controversial writer
      • Labelled as
        • a misanthrope
        • morbid attitude
        • monster
        • lover of mankind
      • Concerned with politics and society
      • Conservative attitude
      • No optimism of his age
      • Irony, Satire and Parody
      Raffaele Nardella http://carbolicsmoke.com/wpcontent/uploads/2008/07/modestproposal.jpg