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Gullivers Travels In Gullivers Travels the author Jonathan Swifts main satire are the people that are in the government and other high office positions Jonathan Swift idea is to satirize the government officials by making them look ridiculous on the decisions they made He also shows in his work that these people have no business running a government and got their jobs by coming from elite groups First you have to meet Gulliver who was a fictional character of Jonathan Swift who delivered his messages through him He was a surgeon who was educated and spoke many languages He set to sail to go onto many journeys In the first book the voyage to Lilliput Jonathan Swift shows how politicians are elected into the government They are given an obstacle which was jumping a rope The higher a person jumps the higher government position he can be in That would be a satire on political elections or if there were any in England Jonathan Swift is clearly satirizing the English politicians The politicians in England at that time were put in the position by having connections or family influence Also in the first book Swift describes how unprofessional the politicians were in Lilliput The controversy that occurred in Lilliput was that the two political sides argued over which side of the egg to crack Due to this conflict the two sides went to war and many people died The people who made this decision to go to war for this reason were obviously the politicians and monarchs This situation clearly states that in Lilliput an island that Gulliver visited is being compared to England but Swift does not want to come out and say
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