Jonathan Swift Use Of Manipulation Essay

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Ninety-eight percent of Americans will be manipulated with false information from broadcasting and journalists during their life. Sounds convincing, doesn’t it? This is an example of how easy it is to convince someone when the information sounds believable. Manipulation is a method used all around society. Whether it is news broadcasting, friend gossip, political platform, or parents; manipulation is seen and used everywhere. One of the most common areas manipulation is seen is through the media. The media controls most of the information obtained in the average person’s life. If it is seen on the news, it is automatically believed. If the cover of a magazine has an eye-catching story, people are more common to pick it up. The media manipulates us and has been for so long, that half of us don’t even realize it. Even in 1729, Jonathan Swift manipulated a big majority of his people in a satirical essay explaining why we should eat babies to help the poor. The media manipulates and controls the majority of the information obtained by civilians living in society today, in order to present stories and situations is a…show more content…
Jonathan Swift used his persuasive techniques to convince people baby killing, and even eating the corpse. Jonathan used such incredible wording, that the readers thought that it was a fascinating and efficient way to help the poor and the hungry. According to Swifts satire, he said "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child, well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food...” (Swift 486). Jonathan has a way with his words, which is why he was so efficient in convincing the people of a complete utter joke. Just like A Modest Proposal, the news channels convince their viewers by using persuasive words and phrases to relate to the viewers and convince the
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