Compare and Contrast the Lilliputians and the Emperor with the King of Brobdingnag

“A dark picture of political institutions and manners” has been presented in Gulliver’s Travels by the supreme satirist of English literature, Jonathan Swift. He had practical experience in politics and politicians. This experience had shown him the hidden springs of power and the part played by corruption and intrigue. Gulliver’s Travels throws the light of […]

Significance of Jane Austen’s Use of Letters in “Pride and Prejudice”

A novel in the form of letters was particularly popular in the eighteenth century. Some of the most famous novels were written in letter forms. Of them, Richardson’s Pamela and Clarissa Harlowe, Smollet’s Humphy Clinscer and Ronssean’s La Nouvelle Helloise deserve a mention. Even in modern times, novels are written in letters. Of course, the […]

Swift’s Satire on Science as Depicted in Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, believed that the attribute of man which make him distinct and elevated from lower animals are his rationality and reason. Therefore his perspective made him skeptical about the newfound scientific theories that brought a radical change in man’s notion about his place in the cosmos. As the revolutionary […]

Swift’s Political Satire in Book I and II of Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels has been described to be a great satiric masterpiece. The book was not written to entertain but to indict politicians, scientists, philosophers and Englishmen in general. In Book I and II, Swift’s satire is more toward individual targets rather than firing a broadside at abstract concepts. In Book I, he is primarily concerned […]

Discuss the Theme of Marriage in the Novel, Pride and Prejudice

Marriage is undoubtedly a great factor in human life so far as happiness and success in life are concerned. In the novel, Pride and Prejudice it happens to be one of the major themes. Because of its importance in human life, Jane Austen has given its due importance and consideration in her novel and she […]

Discuss the Satire on English Politics as Portrayed in Gulliver’s Travels

Gulliver’s Travels can be read and appreciated on more than one levels. On one level, it is an engaging story of sea-voyage in which Gulliver meets with fantastic people in strange lands. In the first book, for example, Gulliver finds himself in an unknown country where the inhabitants are tiny creatures of only six inches. […]

Consider Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels as a Satire

Swift’s satirical masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels is a celebrated prose work in the form of a travel book. Swift’s real purpose in writing this book was to lash mankind for its follies, absurdities and evil deeds. The writer employs irony, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm and even invective as the weapons of attack, which is illustrated through different […]