Gulliver's Travels And Northrop Frye Analysis

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The concept of archetypes originated from Greece by a Greek philosopher Plato. Archetypes are primary forms of idea, pattern of thought, image, etc and they are collectively inherited unconsciously and they are universally present in individual psyches. Gulliver's Travels and “Who am I?” are two literary works that are connected through archetypes. The themes of loneliness and isolation are found in both literary works. The aspects of hero’s journey and Northrop Frye's theory of satire can also be found in both of the literary works. The archetypal themes of hero’s journey and Frye’s theories of literary modes can also be connected to literary works that has been studied through the course of ENG4U. Bonhoeffer portrays the role of a protagonist…show more content…
They mock me, these lonely questions of mine.” (Stanza 6. Line 1) This shows the narraotor’s loneliness as he is different from the rest of the world because of the way he thinks and the actions from his past. Moreover, the protagonist is “like a bird in a cage” (Stanza 4. Line 3) which means he is detached from people of his own kind and he is alone with no one around him in prison. Similarly, Gulliver’s Travels is one of the first novels based on the concept of isolation, it is about an individual who goes on different journeys to different societies in which he does not belong. Gulliver can be characterized as an ethical person who is a part of a middle-class family in England. Furthermore, Gulliver goes to different societies where the inhabitans are not actual human beings but similar. However, his view on his home in England is also not very positive in his perspective. In addition, his unprofitable surgeon’s business has led him to feel isolated in England. This can he seen as he says “I having few friends, my business began to fail; for my conscience would not suffer me to imitate the bad practice of too many among my brethren.” (1.1) His business fails even though he tries to expand it to various parts of England. However it ended up not being
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