Both John Bunyan and Jonathan Swift criticized society. Compare and contrast John Bunyan's style of criticism in The Pilgrim's Progress and Jonathan Swift's style in Gulliver's Travels.

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Jonathan Swift's style of criticism is often light-hearted and even comical, while there is nothing very amusing about Bunyan's criticism. Swift's protagonist, Gulliver Lemuel, is a ridiculous figure who fails at business a number of times after working for someone called "Master Bates," who feels the need to detail his bodily functions for us, and who does not realize how absolutely stupid he can be when he presents his arguments for the superiority of his home country.

Swift employs dramatic irony as a significant tool in his satire . He points out how warlike humanity can be and how we pick fights and kill each other over another person's difference of faith when it does not have any effect on our own lives, and he comments on our greed and materialism. Bunyan's protagonist, a representative of the Christian "every man," encounters very real and frightening dangers on his journey—he almost dies in the Slough of Despond and he watches his friend die for his faith, to name just two such...

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