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    The Spectrum of Humanity In Gulliver’s Travels: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms, Jonathan Swift explains the journey of a man, Gulliver, to an island inhabited by Houyhnhnms. On this island, the roles are reversed to where the Yahoos, humans, are the lower beings, and the houyhnhnms, horses, are the superior beings. The houyhnhnms are creatures of honesty and justice while the yahoos are unteachable beings who run rampant. When looking at the main characters of this story—the houyhnhnms

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    A variety of historical, philosophical and theological traditions have contributed to the way animals are treated in a society both tacitly and explicitly. This research paper shall explore how animals are treated in Gulliver’s Travels written by Jonathan Swift and Heidi written by Johanna Spyri with regard to language, literature and human/animal gaze, given that animals are excluded from discussions of language and power as they are not, themselves, participants in their own social construction

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    Satire in Gulliver’s Encounters Jonathan Swift has used Gulliver’s encounters to illustrate how human behaviors are portrayed by Yahoos and Houyhnhnms. He uses Gulliver to bring out the irony in human beings lives and how human beings hide their character when they want to appear good before people. Today human behavior is geared towards individual’s interests. Human behavior is full of selfishness at the expense of others. In the encounters, the character meets two creatures who are similar to

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    Other than the fact that Gulliver’s Travels is a satire and a fantasy novel, what else does it represent? Gulliver’s Travels as a comedy, travelogue and a Science Fiction Gulliver’s travel is a novel written by an Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift. Jonathan swift used to be a writer for The Whigs, and later he wrote for the Tories. Gulliver’s Travels is one of the works of Swift which is popularly known all over the world. Gulliver’s Travels uses humor, irony and exaggerations to expose and criticize

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    Authors have long used satire to uncover and censure absurdity and debasement of an individual or the public by utilizing irony, silliness, distortion, or ridicule. It expects to enhance the individual and society by censuring its indiscretions and shortcomings. Various authors for example, Horace, swift, Juvenal and Twain, have applied satire in their works. Authors may use a parody of an individual, a nation, or even the whole world. The essence of satire is to produce a composition, which

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    early works, published in 1704, it was written while he was in England (Gilbertson). One of Jonathan Swift’s most recognized writings was Gulliver’s Travels, originally given the title Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts, by Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships (Pullen). He began writing Gulliver’s Travels in 1720, and finished the book in 1725 (Gilbertson). Swift also wrote a collection called The Drapier’s Letters from 1724 until 1735, expressing

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    Eighteenth century Augustan literature is marked by the wit and intellectual conceit shape tone. Even though satire was already a feature of the Restoration literature, it was during the eighteenth century satire and parodies were more widely used across the spectrum of prose, poetry and dramatic works. Poets were arguing what topics are suitable to be exposed as a work of art and what are the proper modes in which a writer can express their ideas. Several authors of this era, such as Jonathan Swift

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    Not every citizen has always enjoyed the right of freedom of speech. In Gulliver’s Travels, a highly debated book, the author Jonathan Swift, was accused of using too much satire to speak out against the English government and society. Satire is “the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.” (Dictionary.reference.com). Swift insulted the British government, society, and other important matters within England. Swift used satire to expose

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    Being one of the most famous satirical pieces in the history of literature, Gulliver’s Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, has obvious targets that he makes sure to satirize. From the British-colonized world that Swift lives in, to the government, his satire is not subtle. Particularly in Swift’s time, literature was a powerful tool many authors, especially Swift, use as a political weapon to make people believe as the author does. Literature was one of the only ways to get a point across- there

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    “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”. This quote is perfect for this novel because Gulliver’s Travels judges the British society of the particular time period through the heart and soul of the main character Gulliver. Gulliver’s Travels makes many annotations on British society of their particular time period. As Gulliver visits different islands at the time he discovers many different societies and their people. All the societies that Gulliver discovers are used

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    The large-scale issue of poverty is dated all the way back to the 18th Century and it continues today. To raise awareness about this issue, two very brilliant writers, Jonathan Swift and Fred Grimm used different forms of satire to get their points across. Jonathan Swift is an 18th Century writer, who used Juvenalian satire in his work “A Modest Proposal” to inform the English about the raising number of those in poverty in Ireland. Juvenalian satire is often a bitter, or angry form of satire that

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    True Purpose Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, is a glorified story about an individual trapped in a damned society. Prometheus is regulated by tacky and cruel laws and rules, but he is trying to find who he is and what his real reason in life is; not just what his city tells him to be. I believe these rules and laws exist because Ayn Rand wants to show the evils of collectivism. The Council controlling the city wants to create a world where everyone is treated exactly the same, in every way. The true

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    “The Dreadful Acts” Book Review on “After the First Death by Robert Cormier” I. Introduction Robert Edmund Cormier, born on 1925 in Massachusetts, United States, was a renowned columnist, reporter, and author. He was known for his ability to entice readers through his negative ideas of writing turn out events or in-short he is a pessimistic writer of a story. His famous writings are “I Am the Cheese”, “We All Fall Down”, “The Chocolate War” and of course “After the First Death”. The book “After

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    LITERATURE REVIEW: Keyword: political satire According to the en.oxforddictionaries.com satire means “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues” and a satirical fiction is “a literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision or wit.” Samantha Sen (2015) conducted the research on ‘All propaganda is dangerous but some are more

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    Humour as a powerful tool to change things: the status of women in yesterday’s and today’s satire. Since Aristophanes’ comedies, satire has been aiming at criticizing the injustices of the authorities as well as the moral wrongness of society. By the wise use of wit and humour, satire castigat ridendo mores, a Latin phrase coined by the 17th century French scholar Jean de Santeul. The meaning of the sentence is that one can change customs of society s/he is living in by laughing at them. In other

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    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” examines the proposal of consuming human flesh in order to solve the dilemma of the Potato Famine, in which drought was exacerbated by crop failures, and this tribulation of the Irish was largely snubbed by English landowners. His ironic persona (speaker), is one of confidence, reason, and worth. In addition, this persona presents a multitude of rhetorical strategies to prepare the audience for this overly deranged proposal, ranging from juxtapositions, to using

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    Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric. In 1729, Swift published a satirical essay concerning a hard situation in Ireland. A full name of this pamphlet is A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public. Narrator, with intentionally grotesque method of writing, says that Irish poor people can only escape their poverty by selling their

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    Shakespeare is often referred to as a man before his time, or even called a feminist. He revered amongst many audience members for his use of the woman in his plays. Others disagree, saying Ole Willy Shakes is a misogynist who hated women. Neither of the extremes is completely accurate, and neither have claims that could be taken very far. Shakespeare lives somewhere between being a feminist and being a misogynist, he uses female character radically; for his time at least. As explained by Bianca-Oana

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    Johnathan Swift, a clergyman and a political writer for the Whig Party, wrote the problem/ solution essay, “A Modest Proposal.” Swift has been called the greatest satirist in the English language. “A Modest Proposal” is a prime example of satire because satire is using cutting humor or irony to ridicule or make fun of the vices or mistakes of a person or country. Swift decided to use satire because if he made his proposal legitimate, people would not take it seriously. At the time this essay was

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    In literature, the element of satire is employed to illustrate or exploit the corruption of a society by means of exaggeration, black humor, highbrow wit, or mockery. The writer's intent is to make permanent change for a problem or fight a cause in a society that otherwise looks away in ignorance. In "A Modest Proposal," Jonathan Swift spins a web of masterful satire to propose a grisly solution to the problem of poverty, which mocks the folly of the 18th century socially elite and puts the blame

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