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Part 2: Arguments for Change

Part 2

Arguments for Change

Daniel Defoe

from An Academy for Women
A man defends women's education.

Jonathan Swift

AUTHOR STUDY
from Gulliver's Travels

from Part 1. A Voyage to Lilliput

from Part 2. A Voyage to Brobdingnag
Gulliver encounters many adventures.

Letter from Richard Sympson
Swift uses a pseudonym to launch his book.

A Modest Proposal
What is his solution to poverty?

COMPARING LITERATURE
Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, and Candide

Voltaire

from Candide
A naive young man interacts with the world.

Mary Wollstonecraft

from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
She speaks out about women's rights.