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Jonathan Swift decides to take Gulliver on an unforgettable journey where man is slave and horse is master This seeming utopia has two main indigenous races living on an island the Yahoos and the Houyhnhnms If compared the Yahoos and the Houyhnhnms are completely unlike creatures with entirely different habits morals and traits The Houyhnhnms are gracious and virtuous creatures where as the Yahoos are vicious greedy and ignorant The Houyhnhnms excelled in many ways in their Government in their way they raise their young and in their living conditions and the traits that they have The Houyhnhnms were truly living in a better society than both humans in the known world and Yahoos were In the visit to the land of the Houyhnhnms Jonathan Swift tries to see people through the eyes of honest and pure horses When Gulliver first sees the Yahoos he says how much he despises even looking at them and how they must be the ugliest creatures that he has ever seen in his entire journeys Where in reality this is Jonathan Swift showing his true feelings towards human beings Yet Gulliver was not the main instrument used to view human society the main horse was Gulliver also referred to him as master Through his eyes we see exactly how corrupt humans are for example when Gulliver is explaining to Master how lawyers work he says that they must say that a black cow is white and try to convince other people of that even though they know that the cow is black This the Master ridicules considerably The Houyhnhnms are horses who use degraded men as slaves just as Yahoos as men use horses elsewhere Referring to the early 1700s where horses were used for any sort of labor So it shows that both society have the same inclinations yet the way that they act out their actions are completely different The Houyhnhnms may have no respect for
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