Gulliver 's Travels By John Gulliver Essay

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Gulliver’s Travels

In the literary world, there are many well-known works that people of all ages have come to love. Of those many, Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift holds a special place in the hearts of its readers. Gulliver’s Travels is a satire that gives you Swift’s opinion on such things as politics, religion, and the social atmosphere of England in his lifetime, through the telling of this fantastic story. The tale takes us through these hot topics with ironic imagery and often humor to express Swifts’s ideals.

Gulliver’s Travels consists of the grand adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, the story’s protagonist, which chronicles his journey to distant and strange lands. In his first escapade, he is shipwrecked on the island, Lilliput. He awakes surrounded by miniscule people called Lilliputans, who have tied him to the ground. He is amazed at these tiny people’s courage, for he is a great and mighty giant compared to them. He quickly learns the language and bargains his freedom in exchange for taking an oath to serve the Lilliputans and protect them from their enemies, other tiny people from Blesfusco. He learns of their silly fued, which is all about which end on an egg needs to be broken first. He is told that the people of Lilliput must also do a rope dance in order to gain rank in the Lilliputan government, in which the best dancer gets the highest office. These little people also have a particularly strange custom of burying their deceased, upside down and head…

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