Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift Analysis
Today, I have studied the article about dystopia which is the opposite of ideal world. It also means ‘ the not good place’ and ‘no place’. As Trump’s cabinet appeared, the old novels about dystopia begun to best sellers. The most famous work is Jonathan Sift’s “Gulliver’s Travels.” I wondered what the author criticizes in each country.
According to S. N. Gillani, Gulliver’s Travels is a great work of social satire. There is a satire on politics, human physiognomy, which is the assessment of character or personality from a person's appearance, especially the face, intellect, manners etc. In the age of Swift, corruption was rampant and the people were still satisfied in England, …show more content…
Swift’s satire reach its peak when Gulliver speaks of the conflict between the Big Endians and the Little Endians. In this point Swift is ridiculing the conflicts between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants.
The Lilliputians were highly superstitious.
(S. N. Gillani, Swift's "Gulliver's Travels": A social satire, Engliterarium, 2007)
The second voyage to Brobdingnag, there is a satire on human body, talents and limitations. Gulliver gives us his reaction to the toughness and ugly body. When Gulliver explains the life in his own country, such as the trade, wars, conflicts in religion, political parties to the king, he says that the story of Gulliver's country seems to be duplicitous, cruel and brutal.
Swift here ridicules human pride and bragging. There are lots of disgusting features of humans in Brobdingnag. Among the beggars, a woman with a cancer in her breast, with spots and pimples that are nauseous.
There is a man with a huge tumor in his neck, but the most hateful sight is that the louse crawling on their clothes. It reinforces Swift to view of the uglinessof the human body.
(S. N. Gillani, Swift's "Gulliver's Travels": A social satire, Engliterarium, …show more content…
Here scientists wants to extract sunbeams out of cucumbers, to build house from the roof downward to the foundation, to obtain silk from cobwebs and to produce books on various subjects by the use of machine. They made a lot of theories but practically useless. Swift here ridicules scientists, academics, planers, intellectual who only pursues the theories which are useless when they come to actual practice. He also satires historians often distorting facts and literary critics and misinterpreting great works by Homer and