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Jonathan swift was born in 1667 and shortly after Swift and his mother moved to a house in England At an early age he began writing one of the things he was best at In 1699 Swift wrote his epic story Gullivers Travels This is the story that notified that swift was to be one of the most well known writers in the world The stories that Gullivers Travels portrayed where from his own experiences Swifts experiences with the Whigs caused him to write books that mock religious beliefs government or people with views differing from his own In one of these books Gullivers Travels Swift criticizes the corruption of the English government society science religion as well as the normal man In Gullivers first travel in which he visited Lilliput Gulliver is faced with the minute people called Lilliputians Now while this is the basis for a fantasy story Swift uses the events within to make harsh criticisms of England between reigns of Queen Anne and George the first The people of Lilliput are about six inches tall and there size signifies that their motives acts and humanity are in the same as the English government Long 276 In this Section the royal palace is accidentally set on fire containing the empress inside Instead of making his way across town to the ocean squashing the people of Lilliput as he goes Gulliver urinates on the palace to extinguish the flame Bloom Interpretations 84-5 This part of the story shows his feelings towards his government in a humorous manner instead of directly criticizing them he uses his writings to emphasize his feelings Another display of this is the fact that Gulliver is used as the Emperors absolute weapon but the emperor only uses him to conquer his world of two islandsBloom Interpretations 84-5 The political parties of the English government are represented by the conservative High Heels who depict the Tories and the progressive
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