Gulliver's Travels Criticism
He saw the injustice of others’ actions against various groups of people. Gulliver’s Travels is considered a masterpiece of satire and focuses on this problem. Swift believed that suppression of others for any reason is wrong. Each of the four islands that Lemuel Gulliver discovers reveals a different perspective for himself. Part one focuses on Gulliver being more powerful than the tiny Lilliputians, but instead of utilizing his superior size, he makes peace with them.
I thought it the most prudent method to lie still, and my design was to continue so till night, when, my left hand being already loose, I could easily free myself: and as for the inhabitants, I had reason to believe I might be a match for their greatest armies they could bring against me, it they were all of the same size with him that I saw. But fortune disposed otherwise of me. When the people observed I was quiet, they discharged no more arrows . . . (Swift Gulliver …show more content…
It was written by Jonathan Swift and influenced by his life. One influence was Swift’s numerous and various experiences, such as working for both the Anglican Church of England and the Church of Ireland. Swift was also influenced by his religion and his religious career. Lastly, constant prosecution for his beliefs helped shape Gulliver’s Travels. Jonathan Swift published most of his writings, like Gulliver’s Travels, under various pseudonyms in order to protect his name from those he intended to offend. This opposition to his work proved not only that his intent was successful, but also that, by his own definition, Jonathan Swift was a great genius of