Compare and contrast the social criticism of Goldsmith and Swift to today’s issues.

SWIFT AND GOLDSMITH

Compare and contrast the social criticism of Goldsmith and Swift to today’s issues.

Using at least two current newspapers, news magazines, or television news programs, research current political and/or social issues in the U.S. Choose three or four issues to focus on. The editorial or opinion sections should be especially helpful. Compare the things either Swift or Goldsmith, or both Swift and Goldsmith, found that needed changing in their centuries to today’s issues. What similar issues do we face today?

Write an essay (at least 500 words) that compares the issues of these two different times. Include your personal perspective on the issues and solutions offered for today’s issues. Are they really issues that need attention as far as you are concerned? Are the solutions offered valid as far as you are concerned?

Your essay will be graded based on the following:

your attention to the instructions given above
thorough, detailed comparison and contrast of the works of Swift and Goldsmith
reasonable development and analysis to support your thesis statement
correct MLA in-text citation and works-cited format
use of proper punctuation, spelling, grammar, and sentence construction (commonly called “conventions”), and appropriate length