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    In “Gone to America: Anti-Irish Sentiment” The History Place tells of the difficulties and racism that the Irish faced as they immigrated to the United States in search of a living for themselves and their families. To begin, the author illustrates how many Irish were actually coming over from Ireland fleeing persecution and famine; they make up the majority of immigrants in the United States during the mid-1800’s, and, additionally, alludes to the swells of Irish arriving in the cities. Furthermore

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    The Irish Rebellion started for a multitude of reasons, beginning with the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The Rebellion was started by the failure of the English government in Ireland to help the Irish elite in the beginning of the Elizabethan regime. Before the Elizabethan regime, the Irish population was divided into the "Old Irish", and the “Old English”. Those who were the descendants of Norman settlers. By the seventeenth century, the cultural divide was miniscule between these groups. Especially

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    superiority of English people over the Irish and the Indians. The English people were merciless to the Irish people. Let us take a look at those factors by one. First of all, the English thought of Irish as people who had no knowledge about god and no good behavior. They were not capable of farming. They could not work for even their own food. The English saw them as people who will steal from them. Therefore, they English introduced a rule that totally destroyed the Irish. That is the Irish was not allowed

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    A Modest Proposal: deplores the fate of the Irish people who are stricken by poverty. The argument given by Swift is somewhat sad because he argued that the poor Irish families should sell their children to the rich (the English who happened to be the land owners) after fattening the children (Swift 2004). The case presents a number of premises in the argument provided by Swift. Firstly, the first premise is in Swift’s argument is that uneducated mothers with many children are becoming a burden to

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    Hedge Schools Case Study

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    Introduction “…they developed a wide ranging, if rather haphazard, system of unofficial schools which became known as hedge schools.” (Coolahan, 1981) For many years, Irish Catholics, adults and children, due to the penal laws, gained their education through hedge schools. As years passed, hedge schools were phased out and the Irish education system started to form. As many would know, the curriculum of a hedge school would differ greatly to the present education curriculum we would have passed through

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    Analysis of a Satirical Speech “A Modest Proposal” written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 begins by deploring indigent Irish families who struggle tirelessly to make an honest living for their large families. This speech pivots on an satirical structure with its use of rhetoric that utilizes the form of ethos, an appeal to the reader's sense of ethics and moral values held throughout Irish society. Pathos, an appeal to invoke countless emotional responses from the readers, and logos, the appeal of logic-statistics

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    In Class Essay Jonathan Swift, a British Irish writer, played a very significant role in speaking out against the British government. He wrote multiple literary pieces and essays, like “A Modest Proposal”, to show support for his fellow Irish men by criticizing the British rule. Swift, in his essay, “A Modest Proposal” exposes the British government’s atrocious rule of the Irish people by using situational irony and critical language. Satire and irony is a very important part of Swift’s

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    Catholics in Northern Ireland, which lasted from 1968 to 1998. Bono, the lead singer of the Irish Band U2, relates to this conflict. In the article “In Ireland, Tuesday’s Grace” written by Bono in 2010, Bono describes the anger Irish people towards Great Britain after the “Bloody Sunday”. Besides that, he describes how the Irish people are trying to get on with life after the massacre. Bono describes how the Irish view on Great Britain slowly changed, when the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, came

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    tendencies” (Sherman 2431), specifically the individual character of the Irish people, as well as its social institutions, especially the Church. Also, on the other hand, he attributes the country’s stagnated domestic economy to external sources, namely England, in the form of absentee landlords, which is a socioeconomic issue that implicates power inequalities

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    Around 1729, a premier satirist had grasped the attention of the people of Ireland. Jonathan Swift published his most famous satire, A Modest Proposal, where he proposed his idea that the children of Ireland should be bred and butchered. A satire is a piece of writing that generally is making fun about something, however, is still hiding information about a serious issue. The proposal from Swift was a representation of the Irish people

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    the satirical character of his tone, the ironical humor in his outrageous solutions to expose the prejudice against the poor Irish people by taking extreme measures, and the use of diction to dehumanize the

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    satire to display his disagreement with England's treatment toward the Irish and how he believes the king views the People of Ireland. At the time, England treatment of the Irish was less than favorable. The common people were malnourished and living in poverty, while the rich relished in their opulence. Jonathan Swift showed his disapproval of this by writing this wonderfully ironic piece of work. He wrote about the people and children of Ireland as how England viewed and treated them. He describes

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    Jonathan Swift is an enlightenment thinker that uses satire in his writings to bring awareness to the political power and mistreatment of the people of Ireland, ‘‘he was angry or in a fit of despair over Ireland 's economic condition’’(DeGategno). Swift uses satire throughout his proposal, by suggesting to the people of Ireland that they should harvest the little children of the poor. Swift stated that by making ‘‘Them Beneficial to the Public", Ireland would be in a better circumstance. Swift proposed

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    proposition of making children of poor families be deemed beneficial by selling them as food to rich families during the Irish famine. Swift’s purpose is to enlighten the Irish and their government about the substantial poverty level through sardonic satire. He adopts a facetious tone in order to shock the readers with disturbing and morally untenable positions to reach the attention to the Irish government about the living conditions in Dublin. Swift begins his persuasive proposal by analyzing that the

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    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is a very interesting take on how the Irish government should cure the famine that the country was then facing. However, the entire proposal was completely bizarre, and the whole point of the essay was to bring attention to the idea that they needed a solution to the all the problems they were experiencing but the proposal was definitely not it. He even had a strongly developed plan as to how his proposal would work which makes the reader feel as if he is serious

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    to fix the problem readers quickly questioned his proposal. Presenting some of the most disturbing ideas in English history, most people quickly knew that Swifts main purpose of his proposal was anything but serious and much deeper than to address Ireland’s population issue. However, the main concern people had was his method of getting his opinion across. Many people questioned that even not been literal with his idea of harvesting young children, how could a person begin to come up with such in

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    English, and the unpleasantness in poor Irish people’s living. Swift brings the social state of Ireland to the attention of selfish politicians, by suggesting Ireland's socio-economic troubles would be quickly solved by putting the children in the food market. Swift's contempt for the irresponsibility, greed and moral indifference of the aristocrats are matched only by his disgust at the failure of Ireland's leaders. Some argue that main target of the satire that people with illogical but vogue schemes

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    concerns to his audience. Swift does this to persuade his audience to understand where he is truly coming from. Throughout the passage, Swift protests bad behavior of the culture of poor people and the conditions of the economy. Additionally, he talks about the brutal situations of how the British are treating the Irish. Swift presents his thoughts by using logos, juxtaposition, and satirical comments in order to allow others to comprehend the current situation from his perspective. Throughout the

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    James Joyce's The Dead

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    Dead” Long, bitter battles are fought over the meanings of great works of literature and the ambiguity of James Joyce’s “The Dead” makes it ripe for debate.“The Dead” centers on an evening in the life of Gabriel Conroy, an introspective urbanized Irish upperclassman attending his elderly aunts’ party. During the course of the evening, Gabriel has several unsettling encounters with the other partygoers, whom he deems traditional and inferior to himself, and learns of the sacrificial death of his wife’s

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    A Modest Proposal is a short pamphlet written in 1729 by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift. The narrator explains the social inhumane conditions of a poverty-stricken Ireland and attacks the way the English used the Irish for their own profit. In addition, he remarks on the lack of action taken by the people or Ireland in order to cease their own exploitation. The unnamed, unknown narrator goes on to mention “beggars of the female sex followed by three, four, or six children” so as to emphasize their

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