Use Of Satire In Gulliver's Satire

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Satire is a literary way to express the imperfections of the society. It is a technique used by writers who tries to highlight the thought of an individual or a society about corruption, foolishness which is usually attacked through irony, derision, or wit. Satire and irony are in close connection with each other. The irony is a form of communication which is usually replacing the meaning spoken by other. Therefore, the irony makes the difference between what is said and what is meant. ‘’Irony is a literary technique synonymous with satire, in which there is an inconsistency between the literal and implied meaning of either a situation or a statement.’’ (Breanna Derlagen). The characteristic of the satire is to depict the reality in a comic-ironic way. In the novel of Jonathan Swift called Gulliver’s Travels also can find the…show more content…
‘’No law in that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only of two and twenty... They are expressed in the plainest and simple terms, wherein those people are not mercurial enough to discover above one interpretation: and to write a comment upon any law, is a capital crime.’’
(Jonathan Swift, Gulliver 's Travels)
According to these lines the laws in this world are short and easily admissible, therefore, the lawyers and the court don’t have to contend so much by the structure of the legal system. Indeed, the writer criticizes here the legal system of England, because the laws there are long and intricately issued which makes it difficult to understand in its own language. The third section of this book is about the voyage to Laputa, where he meets a group of people who are completely away from the reality. He observes that how these people with higher intellectual are behaving with their servants. Swift also explores that some of
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