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    Propaganda In Swift's "A Modest Proposal," Joseph Addison's "Spectator #69" And Aphra Behn's "Oronooko"

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    5 pages in length. Swift's A Modest Proposal, Addison's Spectator #69 and Aphra Behn's Oronooko all share a common denominator of propagandist intervention as a means by which to elucidate their respective viewpoints. The extent to which this element serves to define the very foundation of each story is both grand and far-reaching; that the authors chose to employ the properties of propaganda speaks to the inherent influence of manipulative facets of literary technique. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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    intervention as a means by which to elucidate their respective viewpoints. The extent to which this element serves to define the very foundation of each story is both grand  and far-reaching; that the authors chose to employ the properties of propaganda speaks to the inherent influence of manipulative facets of literary technique.  Swifts stories are not merely a one-man conjecture about how the world would be according to the authors consistently biting tone; by providing a sociological insight to the possibilities brought  forth from within the propagandist nuances A Modest Proposal, Swift offers a fascinating - if not highly extraordinary - look into many of the unattractive aspects of humanity. It  is important for the student to consider how the authors satirical infusion also works as a contemplative yet comical look at how mankind has come to overestimate his own value  as a singular entity amidst an enormous universe. There is no doubt that Swifts intention when penning these obscure glimpses at humanitys shortcomings was to serve as a wake  up call for societys ills. It may have been his hope that A Modest Proposal would become instrumental in forcing civilization to take a closer look at where it  is headed in the overall scheme of existence upon this earth. Through his use of syntax and diction, Swift propagandist approach demonstrates how  one of the easiest things in life is to deviate from what is considered to be normal; in fact, it is often considerably more difficult to remain on a straight  and narrow path with the myriad obstacles that appear in daily life. Swift, whose character comments that "I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope 

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