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Consider the following passage: I do therefore humbly offer it to public consideration that of the hundred and twenty thousand children already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one-fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle or swine. Why might Swift have included this passage? A. To criticize a certain way of thinking about the poor B. To show that the narrator thinks of the children of the poor as a kind of livestock C. To show the reader that the narrator is not a decent person D. All of the above

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    I believe the answer would be A. Because B. sounds wrong to me, therefore, the answer would not be D. Then we look at C. and that doesn't really make any sense. So that is why the answer is A.

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