Houyhnhnm

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  • Situational Irony In Animal Farm By George Orwell

    Animal Farm was written by George Orwell in 1945. His real name is Eric Arthur Blair who was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, in 1903. George Orwell is an English novelist, essayist and critic. He is best known for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four which were published in 1945 and 1949 respectively. Orwell formed many strong opinions about major political movements during his time including imperialism and communism. Most of his strong political opinions were influenced when he joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, 1922. Upon arriving Rangoon Harbor, Orwell was greeted by a white officer beating a ‘coolie' while the crowd applauded and cheered. He was shocked by the cruel treatment towards the ‘coolie' and the reaction the beating provoked. This forced George Orwell to express his political opinions through his works especially Animal Farm which were written as an allegory ‘fairy story' to convince the government that it was harmless when in reality it has a more in depth and satire meaning. Irony is a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words. There are three types of irony which is situational irony, dramatic irony and verbal irony. First and foremost is situational irony. Situational irony can be defined as a situation in which the outcome is very different from what was expected. From the novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell, situational irony can be seen…

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  • Yahoos And Houyhnms In Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift

    intelligent creatures? These questions are discussed in Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, but the answers are primarily left up to the personal discretion of the reader. Both perspectives are analyzed. Gulliver bears an undeniable resemblance to the brutish Yahoos, but he also shows the Houyhnhnm-like characteristics of reason and language. This satirical book is used to draw attention to how brutish and unreasonable humans can be, even though most of the time we don 't recognize this…

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  • Gulliver's Travels, Part IV By Jonathan Swift

    or sight of his wife, children or even his own reflection; disgusted at the resemblance of a Yahoo. Swift was exposing his dissatisfaction with all of humanity; he was an alleged misanthrope. Jonathan Swift wraps up Gulliver’s Travels with his final expedition in Part IV. Gulliver finds his way to a land that represents humanity in both utopia and avaricious; Country of the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver wrestles with his overwhelming disgust of human foible vices that is portrayed in the Yahoos…

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  • Gulliver's Travels By Jonathan Swift: Utopia Or Dystopia?

    that existed in the eighteenth century. Despite the rationality and efficiency of the Houyhnhnms, their society is still a dystopia, because not all members of their society are equally happy or safe. The Houyhnhnm society is an improvement from European hierarchy, but still is a dystopia. Dystopia literally translates to “bad place,” and usually means any society which contains suffering, inequality, and oppression, all three of…

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  • Criticism In Gulliver's Travels And The Yahoos?

    Travels, during which Gulliver becomes entangled with the Houyhnhnms and the race they enslave, the Yahoos. These two groups of peoples are as different as they could be, yet they both represent…

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  • Compare And Contrast Gulliver's Bigness And The Lilliputians

    Gulliver too used logic and reason but was not quite to the enlightened state that the Houyhnhnms were in. The Houyhnhnms had no lying, they had no disease, or illness, yet while this seem utopian, it was actually a major societal flaw. The Houyhnhnms lived in a stoic world with no emotions -- for without illness one does no know health, and without sorrow, one can not experience joy -- which despite this world appearing ideal at first glance it was quite the opposite. On the other hand, there…

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  • The Debate Jonathan Swift Rhetorical Analysis

    Swift gives a deeper insight into the irrationality present on Houyhnhnm society: the Yahoos characteristics and how they came to this country. While listing rational reasons of why the Yahoos should be exterminated Swift builds up the irony for finding the perfect rational society where the human race is at risk of been exterminated. The debate in this passage is a representation of a much bigger debate that nineteen century nations underwent while deciding how to navigate encounters with…

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  • Power In Gulliver's Travels

    powerful to powerless. Gulliver becomes increasingly less invested in the perspectives of new islands as he becomes more experienced and jaded towards travel,but by the time that Gulliver reaches the island of Houyhnhnms, he must reexamine his own societal power, as he is neither of the dominant Houyhnhnms class or subservient Yahoos. The prejudices and ideology of the Houyhnhnms have been ingrained into Gulliver’s lifestyle and mindset, remaining influential…

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  • Misanthropy In Gulliver's Travels

    humans, or Yahoos as he calls them. At this juncture, it is interesting to note that the Houyhnhnms term the Yahoos a degenerated race, selfish, lascivious, and cunning evil nature, which Gulliver readily accepts, to much mystique. His interaction with them is limited, but he readily accepts the subverted position with negligible questions. Subsequently, he is all ready to adapt to the Houyhnhnm way of life, endued with Reason and live there quite contented. But, he is unceremoniously banished…

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  • Gulliver's Travels Human Nature Essay

    In Gulliver's Travels, Swift unpacks certain dark aspects of human nature, namely, its innate selfishness. In contrast to modern theorists like Locke, who contend that the pursuit of self-interest will serve the common good, Swift underscores the potential for unleashing the beastliness in human nature, loosening the traditional moral constraints on avarice and ambition. As a commentary on the modern project, Swift introduces the crude and uncontrollably desirous "Yahoos," who, given the…

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