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Gullivers TravelsAs a seemingly wise and educated man throughout the novel Gullivers Tarvelsthe narrator cleverly gains the readers respect as a thinking and observantindividual With this position in mind the comments and ideas that Gulliverinflicts upon those reading about his journeys certainly have their own identityas they coincide with his beliefs and statements on the state of humanityand civilization in particular Everywhere Gulliver goes he seems to commenton the good and bad points of the people he encounters Sometimes he findsa civilization that he can find virtues within but he also encounters peoplesand places which truly diusgust him in their manner of operation and civilityOverall Swift gives Gulliver a generally negative and cynical attitude towardsthe manner in which his current day English counterparts behaved cleverlydisguised in the subtext of his encounters with other nations that eithercontrasted the way they lived or mirrored unflatteringly his contemporarieslifestylesIn Gullivers first voyage to Lilliput his role as the town giant not onlyput into perspective the selfishness and unrelenting need for power of thehuman race but also opened his eyes to the untrusting and ungrateful natureof those aforementioned When he first arrived in their land the Lilliputiansopted to tie him up giving him no freedom which he luckily did not objectto Then once they had developed a somewhat symbiotic realationship withhim Gulliver was basically forced to abide to their whims and fancies andultimately to be their tool in war At any time Gulliver could have escapedtheir grasp but instead he opted to stay and observe and oblige to theircustoms He was a very agreeable guest He did tricks for them he savedtheir princess from her burning castle he defeated their mortal enemiesand all he was rewarded with was their spite and mistrust From the startno matter how cordial and well-behaved he was there was little trust bestopwedupon him by the people that bound him to their home Also Gulliver explainsthe rediculous manner in which one becomes accredited in their society
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