scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,344
Many of the critics who have critiqued Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels have used the word extraneous more then once Swift was viewed as an insane person who was a failure in life But this is far from the truth Swift wrote Gullivers Travels a book that has been assigned to students for years and it is written from experience Swifts experience with the Tories and their conflicts 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 and man in general In Gullivers first travel in which he visited Lilliput Gulliver is faced with the minute people called Lilliputians Now while this is the premise for a fantasy story Swift uses the events within to make severe 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 dwarfish 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 makes use of his urine to save the palace While this vulgar episode was a display of bravery it infuriated the emperor causing revenge to be vowed on Gulliver Rather then be happy that both the emperor and the palace are not in ruin the littleness of the government and the people in general is displayed in this act 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 islands This makes the emperors ambition seem extremely low Bloom Interpretations 84-5 Swift also
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA