Gulliver's Travels Satire

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Q. Other than the fact that Gulliver’s Travels is a satire and a fantasy novel, what else does it represents? Gulliver’s Travels is an indictment on political systems, follies of human learning, scientists, philosophers and the nature of English people in general. Swift satirizes various aspects of English society by fanaticizing Gulliver’s visit to the land of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa and Houyhnhnms. Swift compares the way of humanity in England with several other ways of living. Gulliver’s Travels is a satire and a fantasy novel however it also represents the genres of comedy, science fiction and travelogue. Gulliver’s Travels is a comedy because human flaws and the society are exaggerated by providing funny scenes in the story. Gulliver’s…show more content…
. In his adventurous journey to the floating island of Laputa, Gulliver says that the inhabitants of that land are enamored of mathematics, music, experimenting and astronomical predictions however, they have poorly structured houses with no right angles (Higgit, 2013). People of Laputa are worried that the sun might go out which is unlikely to happen. Laputians have to pay attention to any person they are speaking to and if they fail, they are being hit by flappers and such punishments doesn’t exist at present. Gulliver’s visit to the Grand Academy of Lagado, he finds the scientists trying to extract sunlight from cucumber, turning feces into food, making gun powder from ice and endeavoring to hire the spiders as weavers are futuristic. The governor bringing back the life of Alexander the Great and parade of another famous person and Gulliver speaking to famous people like Homer, Aristotle and Descartes are all work of fiction. The children of Struldbrug being immortal are also unreal. Thus, the places Gulliver visited and the way of living of the people makes Gulliver’s travels a work of science

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