Swift who was born in Dublin, saw this through his early years and later his own turmoil in life helped him to develop a rational for the Irish cause.
Swift was the only son of Jonathan Swift Sr., whose untimely death left him devoid of the family comfort and mentoring that he needed at the time, while growing up through a troubled childhood. He spent his early years without his mother, Abigail Erick, who left him in the custody of Godwin, an uncle from his father's side, and went to England. This deprivation led him to develop a deep sense of remorse which was evident when, despite of being a Briton himself he chose to side the Irish in their efforts against British.
He worked on his B.A at Dublin University (Trinity College, Dublin), but was not quite through with his Master's degree yet, when the political upheaval disrupted his studies and he had to leave for England. The British had been busy crushing the Irish, while in the process letting them to rot, where as the Irish had gained enough momentum to rise up against the British under the Glorious Revolution. By now Jonathan Swift had gained enough sense through his education to feel the reality of the situation around him and to express his inability to correct the wrong. ...Show more