His position in Ireland rests uneasy in between two conflicting sides: the wealthy English landlords and the impoverished Irishmen.Crazy mathematics does not entirely sway the audience to rational reasoning of child cannibalism. His intent becomes clearer with the grotesque imagery of the market and the slaughterhouse: Infants flesh will be in Season throughout the Year, but more plentiful in March Therefore reckoning a Year after Lent, the Markets will be more glutted than usual (p. The audience must picture themselves as animals, with the view to acknowledge how far from rational human beings they are.The children symbolize as a voice for Swift himself. Swift suggests trying something unrealistic because his previous ideas were far too realistic for an exceptional society such as Ireland.Swift is neither the richest of the landlords nor the poorest of the Irishmen.It is at this time, Swift publishes A Modest Proposal to the English landlords for the sole purpose of reformation in Ireland.23) reassures his audience that he has no false pretensions under his belt.Since, many men took advantages of the present situation in Ireland, with preposterous solutions of economical and social relief for their own personal gains. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. This satirical hyperbole mocked heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as British policy toward the Irish in general. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. The essay suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.The attitude he presents throughout A Modest Proposal is serious and difficult to understand or even notice his sarcasm.Foremost, Swift addresses his proposal under the present Distresses of the Kingdom (p. Pertaining to an actual current event in Ireland automatically persuades the audience to believe Swifts intentions are real and sincere.