Humanity In Gulliver's Travels, By Jonathan Swift

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Six inch people, 50 foot giants, and talking horses are all creatures in children’s books, but this novel not for the young but for the mature audience. Jonathan Swift was an 18th century Irish Author who had a unique trait: he hated humanity with a passion so badly, that he wrote a novel with the theme of how horrible the human race can really be. For a man who wished to write to entertain many, Swift had a hatred for humanity. He had loved ones in his life but never loved the human race. Which is important in his writing because the majority of his work is satire about the human race. Because he has a harsh view of mankind, Jonathan Swift, a well-educated Irish Author, often uses satire in his work, to show how society has lost its humanity …show more content…
No matter how small or big the characters in Jonathan Swift Gulliver’s Travels on each voyage the main character Lemuel Gulliver learns a new lesson. Through the strange adventures, Swift writes with simplicity yet describes a complex view of humanity. Because of the his outspoken view of his own race, Swift was credited to be a king in satire through his work. Gulliver’s Travels , one of Jonathan Swift’s best pieces, explains how humans act more like animals than the well advanced species they really are, while explaining it in a delusion of fictional adventures …show more content…
¾ of the time humans ruled the land and Swift hated their way of living. The only time Gulliver wanted to stay on the island was when horses were in charge of the humans. At only this island, Gulliver never wanted to leave but sadly was forced to leave .When he travelled to the land with giants, 6 inch people, artistic, and logic people, he wanted to leave after a while. Gulliver dreaded to leave when the horses ruled, but they made him lose because he was inferior to them in their society. Jonathan Swift wrote a book about the main character who rather be ruled by animals than the human species. Which shows how flawed and cruel deception Swift has of all

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