Analysis Of The Book ' Gulliver 's Travels ' Essay

1520 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Many people think Gulliver’s Travels is a children’s book about a giant being surrounded by several miniature people. However, in this novel, Gulliver takes on four different adventures and feels completely out of place at each new location. Jonathon Swift is the perfect author for this book because whenever he was in school, he excelled in the literature and reading subjects. Also, he once lived in England, meaning he knows exactly how to portray Gulliver’s home life. Gulliver, the main character, does not, in fact, show heroism nor does he demonstrate intelligence or creativity. Although he seems to be alone as a giant, he is not lonely.
This novel is about a man named Lemuel Gulliver who encounters several adventures while traveling. Gulliver’s Travels begins in Lilliput with Gulliver waking up after a shipwreck, realizing he is tied down and surrounded by tiny Lilliputians. These men are hostile towards him, but at the same time, they are hospitable by feeding him plenty of food. They take him to emperor, where both Gulliver and the emperor are amazed with one another. After time passes, Gulliver joins the Lilliputian army. However, he gets convicted of treason for putting out a fire in the royal home by peeing on it. His punishment is to be shot in the eyes and starved to death, but he escapes and builds himself a boat to sail back to England. After two months with his family in England, he embarks on his next voyage to Brobdingnag, the land of the giants. A farmer…

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