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Write an essay on the treatment of the outsider in the work of any one or more writers of the period Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin Ireland were he grew up in the care of his uncle He then attended Trinity College at the age of fourteen where he stayed for seven years After graduating he then became the secretary to Sir William Temple who was a English politician and member of the Whig party he later took religious orders in the church of Ireland and spent a year as a country parson He then spent further time in the service of Temple before returning to Ireland to become the chaplain of the earl of Berkeley During this time he had begun to write satires on the political and religious corruption that surrounded him and he also wrote a number of political pamphlets in favour of the Whig party In 1709 he went to London to campaign for the Irish church but was unsuccessful Due to conflicts with the Whig party mostly about his strong allegiance to the church he became a member of the conservative Tory party in 1710 Unfortunately for Swift the Tory government fell out of power in 1714 and Swift although he was famed for his writings fell out of favour Swift had been hoping to be assigned to a position in the Church of England but instead he returned to Ireland and became the dean of St Patricks He continued to write pamphlets in particular ones to weaken Englands economy and political power most of which shocked Gullivers Travels was a very controversial work when it was first published in 1726 and it wasnt until ten years later that the book appeared with the entire text that Swift had originally intended to have Gullivers Travels is a biting satire and Swift ensures that it is both humorous and critical he is constantly attacking British and European society
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