Comparison Of Robinson Crusoe And Gulliver's Travels

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In composing two of the most important novels of their time, Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels, the authors could draw from multiple literary models. These reference sources were not limited to imaginary travel literature in prose. The comprehensive meaning of the ideas on travel nursed by Daniel Defoe and Jonathan Swift cannot be briefly summarized. Acknowledgement has to be made to the wider prose tradition of the period during which these two classics were penned for evaluating the importance of the background of travel, not as any distinct feature, but as a comprehensive component of the imaginative whole. Tracing the origins of Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels is an experience fraught with complexity and perhaps to some degree speculative. This study does not offer any literal reading based on hypothetical borrowings but it tries to present a deeper understanding of the intentions of the authors in constructing this elaborate fictional adventure. This research will focus in particular on Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver’s Travels. Swift’s views regarding travel writing does not correlate with his composition. His remarks were scornful: “of those illustrious and right eloquent penmen, the Modern Travellers” . It is certain that the creator cannot be distanced from his work about the heroic traveller; but he satirically criticizes travel writers for being “tedious and trifling” . According to him these writers are guilty for not consulting full “Truth than their
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