Swift and Goldsmith

All written projects in this course are to be written using either Times New Roman 12 point or Arial 12 point black font. Paragraphs must be properly indented or double-spaced between paragraphs as directed by your teacher. After reading all the directions below, complete your project as directed below (or as instructed by your teacher):

The purpose of this project is for you to write an essay based on the examination of the works of Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith. You are to demonstrate an understanding of their satire, in order to see similarities and/or differences.

Here is your goal for this assignment:

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. or the world. Choose three or four issues to focus on. The editorial or opinion sections should be



Last Updated on February 10, 2019