For this paper, I want you to create your own â€œModest Proposal.â€ In four pages, double-spaced, write a satiric response to what you see as a current or historical national/ cultural/ institutional problem. Propose a parodic â€˜correctiveâ€™ to this problem in a way that exposes the weakness of your satiric target(s), rather than offers a viable solution.
While writing, think about what opportunities and license posing as the â€˜enemyâ€™ provides (as opposed to criticizing your enemy from a removed perspective). You will be evaluated on the cleverness of your idea, the smoothness and style of your writing, your use of Swiftâ€™s satirical devices (hyperbole, diminution, parody, irony, jargon, etc.), and originality.
Submit your proposal in .docx or .pdf format. Please use 12-pt. Times New Roman Font and 1-inch margins.