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Lamuel Gulliver Jonathan Swift is one of the best known satirists in the history of literature When one reads his works especially something like Gullivers Travels it is easy for one to spot the misanthropic themes which emerge within his characterization Lamuel Gulliver is an excellent protagonist a keen observer and a good representative of his native England but one who loses faith in mankind as his story progresses He ends up in remote areas of the world all by accidents in his voyages In each trip he is shipwrecked and mysteriously arrives to lands never before seen by men This forms an interesting rhythm in the novel as Gulliver is given more and more responsibility he tends to be less and less in control In his encounter with the Lilliputians Gulliver shows himself to be kind honorable and generous Despite the Lilliputians are prideful greedy and cruel in response to him he always manages to be peaceful with them For example when the Lilliputians and the people of Blefuscu the British and the French in reality go to war Gulliver ties a knot to each of the Blefuscan ships and brings them together to the Lilliputian king Then both of the countries negotiate and settle peace Thus Gulliver stops the friction between the two countries and establishes everlasting peace This marks a characteristic of wisdom within Gulliver and the apple on his shield signifies this quality We must always take into account that this novel was written at a time when England was a world power that was dominant in remote parts of the world such as India the Caribbean and America Gulliver is a good representative of England but one who loses faith in mankind as the story progresses The visit to Brobdingnag accounts for most of this misery where he attempts to preserve his dignity as an English man Gulliver becomes exactly the controversial figure of what he was in Lilliput
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