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by Jonathan Swift

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Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift.

In this famous work of satire, Jonathan Swift proposes a ridiculous and immoral strategy to deal with with overcrowding, overpopulation, and poverty in Ireland.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Justice, Freedom & Equality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is fair?" and "What can we learn from comedy?"

Ways to support your child: