Satire in Moliere’s Tartuffe and Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal
Moliere’s Tartuffe, and Swift’s a Modest Proposal are very different types of writings, covering different subjects. Indeed, Moliere succeeds in making us laugh, while Swift’s project in political economy makes us recoil in horror. Yet both works are satiric.
Write an essay on why Swift’s Modest Proposal is more effective satire. You must address the less effective satire ( Moliere’s Tartuffe) as well, but it is not compare contrast essay.
HERE IS THE EXACT OUTLINE AND THESIS FOR THE ESSAY:
-explain what is satire
-explain satirical elements in each text
-thesis: A Modest Proposal is more effective because it provides the real solutions and because of the use of authentic statistics and shock value, while Tartuffe is less effective because comedic element may not be taken seriously. (reword the thesis statement )
Body: Each paragraph should explain and support one part of the thesis (four points – four paragraphs)
Conclusion: summary, restate thesis, remarks
DO NOT USE SECONDARY SOURCES. TAKE ALL QUOTES FROM THE TEXTS.