In today´s essay I am going to be writing and expressing my thoughts about the relationship that exists between the essay ¨ A Modest Proposal ¨ and the blues of justice and fairness.
Before actually getting into topic I am going to clarify the definition os these two very important values. Justice: is the quality of being just , righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness.
Fairness: the quality of treating people equally or in a way that is right or reasonable , it is also the quality of making judgments that are free from discrimination. Now that this two values have been explain we can see that they are really similar , the both have the same intentions and they are really important. Every person in the world should be just and fair , this leads me to the topic at hand that is the relationship of these to values with a modest proposal. These essay was written by Jonathan Swift the man that made the proposal in Ireland in times of needs. Ireland went trough a really rough patch a long time ago , they were suffering of overpopulation , economic and social crisis and to make it all worst they did not have any resources , and all the money that entered to the country was sent to England. When Jonathan Swift saw all of these happening to his country , he made a not so modest and really impolite proposal. He basically propuse that all the children of the poor once they get to one year old were killed and sold in the market to anyone that had the money , he thought that way the overpopulation will be over and the economic crisis will finally be gone. First os all is not fair that the children were paying for all that was happening during that time , they were not at fault of what was happening. It was not fair or just that Jonathan saw the women of the time as breeders just to see their own child get killed once he or she was old enough, it is not fair or just that only the rich people of the time will be able to benefit from this proposal and their children could not be touched. It is not fair or just that the poor people had to go through the pain of losing their children form something that was not for them. I think it is fair to say that Jonathan swift was a person that had little to no values , it was also not right or fair for him to be doing this proposal since he never in his life had have children of his own , so he would never be able to know the pain all that parents were feeling at the thought of losing their son of daughter. Jonathan Swift was a person that was not in his right state of mind he was definitely crazy. I think that thanks to all the reasons listed below is clear that in the essay there was none of the values of justice and fairness , in the contrary is a super unfair story.