The Part IV of Gulliver’s Travels Verges on Tragedy, Discuss

Swift’s satirical masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels satirizes English politics and politicians, the judicial system and religious disputes, no doubt but it is also a satire as mankind in general. A satirical work possesses some comic elements by exposing the follies, absurdities, and faults of human beings in a humorous and witty manner. Though there are some […]

Swift’s Satirical Technique in the Book IV of Gulliver’s Travels

The Book IV of Gulliver’s Travels is one of the most savage and terrible indictments of mankind. The clarity and force of Swift’s style are everywhere apparent. In Gulliver, he exposes intense hatred of mankind, such hatred is nothing but the reverse side of love. The degradation, the vileness which Swift ascribes to man could […]

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 […]

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 […]

Arrangement of Serious and Comic Elements in Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare has variously been described as an allegory, a morality play, and a satire. But perhaps, the most satisfactory label for it is tragicomedy or a dark comedy or a bitter comedy. A tragicomedy is a play in which the action passes through a series of tragic situations but which ends […]

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