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  • Gulliver's Travels
    It is the Lilliputians who most often represent English political figures in Gulliver's Travels. With the Lilliputian rope dancers who vie for political office, winning a position based on whoever...

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    In chapter five, Gulliver speaks for a while about the various causes of war, especially about how many wars take place as a result of a difference of opinion. Gulliver says, "Neither are any wars...

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    English literature reflects the view that civilization has declined in its morality over the centuries, even as it's made progress technologically. In Beowulf (written down around 1000 CE), the...

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    One element of satire in Part IV is how long it takes Gulliver to recognize the Yahoos as humans, which makes fun of human pretensions and self-deceptions about what they are: "I never beheld in...

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    When Gulliver is in Lilliput, he learns of the terrible conflict between those Lilliputians called the Big Endians and those called the Little Endians. Their conflict originated when the current...

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    Since all education in Houyhnhnmland has the goal of cultivating reason above everything else, I can understand the removal of foals from their parents. However, I disagree that the basis of all...

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    Gulliver's Travels satirizes many of humankind's most negative traits. In the first and second parts, including Gulliver's trips to Lilliput and Brobdingnag, Swift draws attention to the way in...

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    Gulliver's time with the Lilliputians really puts a spotlight on quite a few of humankind's flaws. For example, the debate between the Big Endians and the Little Endians centers on which side of...

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    Gulliver concludes that the scientists working in Lagado are crazy because the types of experiments that they do are of no real use to anyone. Trying to extract sunlight from cucumbers, returning...

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    Through this satire, Swift is ultimately attempting to point out some of humanity's flaws, encouraging us to think more deeply about ourselves and our beliefs so that we are willing to make some...

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    Gulliver can be read as a sort of Every Man character because there is little about him that would distinguish him in a crowd. He seems to be of average intelligence. He is proud of his country...

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    Gulliver assumes that immortality would give him the opportunity to amass more money, to "excel all others in Learning," and to become a walking, talking encyclopedia of knowledge because he would...

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    In book four, Gulliver meets the Houyhnhmns, a race of very rational horses, as well as the Yahoos, humanoid animals that satirize the very worst aspects of the human race. The Yahoos are...

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    Glubbdubdrib is an extremely prosperous island full of magicians. The governor is the head and eldest of a specific tribe of sorcerers that only marries one another. The governor is a skillful...

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    Gulliver (ironically) attempts to educate most of the groups with which he comes in contact about the superior nature of his own native civilization in England, and he does likewise with the...

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    When Gulliver awakens on Lilliput after his ship has wrecked, he cannot move his arms and legs because they "were strongly fastened on each Side to the Ground [...]." Even his hair is likewise...

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    The king of Brobdingnag is completely horrified by Gulliver's account of English society and savagery, and, from this, we can infer that Brobdingnagian society is quite peace-loving and pacifistic....

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    Gulliver tells Dapple Grey that doctors "get their Livelihood by attending the Sick [...]," a concept that is completely foreign to the Houyhnhnms because they really do not suffer from diseases....

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    Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels is a satirical look at England in the Enlightenment period. It is filled with humorous jabs at English politics, manners, business, and science. Here are three...

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    Both the Lilliputians and Brobdingnagians ultimately think poorly of Gulliver and his society. The Lilliputians accuse Gulliver of treason because he peed on the palace (to put out the fire...

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    At the beginning of Part III, Gulliver's ship is boarded by pirates who determine to set him adrift in a small sailboat with a few days' worth of food and water. He could see a group of islands in...

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    The first Houyhnhnm to arrive walks around Gulliver and seems to inspect him; when Gulliver tries to reach his hand out to stroke the Houyhnhnm's face, the Houyhnhnm shakes his head and removes...

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    Jonathan Swift’s novel, Gulliver’s Travels, was written in 1726 and is a rich, satirical text focusing on human nature. The story includes wildly imaginative characters that represent people in...

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    In creating the two very different societies who populate "Gulliver's Travels," Swift uses size to great effect in making his satirical points about each group of people. The Brobdingnagians are...

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    When Gulliver is in Luggnugg, he is "asked by a Person of Quality" whether or not he has ever seen one of their most peculiar kinds of residents called Struldbrugs, or Immortals in English. He is...

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    In this section of the novel, Swift satirizes imprudent scientific experimentation and criticizes the Royal Society in London as well as the University of Leiden (the school, we are told, that...

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    Gulliver makes the mistake of hiring pirates to man his ship on his fourth voyage, and once at sea they mutiny and leave him on an island, the land of the Houyhnhnms. It is here that Gulliver...

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    First, he is surprised to find that their minds are so occupied and they are so easily distracted by their thoughts that they actually require servants called flappers to gently strike them on the...

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    Apparently the kingdom of Luggnugg does a good deal of trade with the empire of Japan, and after Gulliver repeatedly refused a court position from the king of Luggnugg, the king agreed to write him...

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    With the comparison between human beings and the Yahoos, Swift shows that there is very little difference between humans and savage, brutal animals. Further, he implies that we are actually a great...

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    On the one hand, the Yahoos have, as Gulliver puts it, a "perfect human figure." Their physical differences chiefly lie in the amount of hair on their bodies and in some other features--flat, broad...

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    Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, first published in 1726-27, is divided into four major parts. It is in the third part that Gulliver is taken to Luggnagg. As Part III begins, Gulliver sets out...

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    Even more than Gulliver's scimitar, the Lilliputians fear Gulliver due to his incredible size. They are only six inches tall, and Gulliver is about six feet tall; therefore, they are one twelfth of...

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    In Lilliput, Gulliver begins as a prisoner but really only because he agrees to be confined; he could easily break his bonds if he wanted to. He is released from confinement once the emperor of...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Interesting question! Gulliver's Travels satirizes the state of politics in Swift's 18th century England. In Book 1, Gulliver finds himself among the Lilliputians, who are tiny, six inch tall...

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    Since we know that the farmer is more than willing to exploit Gulliver for financial gain and it's not as though Brobdingnagian society doesn't have money, the farmer's not taking Gulliver's gold...

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  • The Pilgrim's Progress
    Both Bunyan and Swift were deeply religious men whose work satirizes what they consider ignorance, vanity and prejudice. They lived in very different circumstances though, and their style reflects...

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    Gulliver is an adventurer at heart, and it is doubtful to the reader that he would be so meek as to abide by the mandates of his wife and keep house with the family. At around 10 days after...

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    Gulliver's early life was, in large part, a total failure. He studied with a respected surgeon in London and got married, but then his first medical practice failed two years after his partner...

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    Gulliver's Travels was first published in 1726. The author of the work is Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift is the official writer of Gulliver's Travels. Perhaps your question is asking something...

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    After Gulliver has been accused of treason, and a friend of his from court let him know that the Emperor and his advisers planned to execute him by allowing him to starve to death, Gulliver flees...

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    In Chapter Seven, readers learn with Gulliver that the Lilliputian who is plotting against him is Skyris Bolgolam, the High Admiral. Gulliver's friend from court tells him that Bolgolam has been...

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    Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift is a novel which is structured as an account of travels of a middle-class Englishman named Lemuel Gulliver. As he travels, he encounters various fantastical...

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    Gulliver describes the Yahoos as though they are animals which are completely distinct from him; he does not seem to realize their similarity -- in fact, he describes them as "singular, and...

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    The Empress of Lilliput becomes very angry with and resentful of Gulliver when her rooms in the palace catch on fire and he puts the fire out by urinating all over her rooms. Her subjects first...

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    Gulliver's Travels is Jonathan Swift's satirical novel about life in England in the early 18th century. Gulliver makes several journeys over the course of the novel, and in each place Swift focuses...

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    A theme of Gulliver's Travels is that your circumstances and situation shape the way you view life, shaping your reality. As Gulliver travels he is surrounded by characters who are very different...

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    When Gulliver arrives in Brobdingnag, he immediately assumes that one its giant residents will snatch him up and dash him to the ground or eat him (just as he was tempted to do with the tiny...

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  • Gulliver's Travels
    Gulliver is kind of an every man's man. He's not too rich and not too poor. He's not a scrawny guy, but Gulliver also isn't a hulk of a man either. He's well educated, but not super intelligent....

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    Gulliver's Travel's is Jonathan Swift's masterwork of satire. This lengthy story follows Gulliver to a number of strange, unknown countries inhabited by all manner of unexpected people and...

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