Swift’s Attitude to Mankind as Portrayed in Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift had a mysterious character. He was a disappointed, frustrated and embittered man. Cursed with excessive pride and arrogance, he became like a suppressed volcano. So, various interpretations of his life and work have been offered. Critics differ widely on his attitude towards mankind and his society. Macaulay, Jeffrey, and Jeffrey produced unsympathetic studies […]

Comment on the Fusion of Fact and Fantasy in Gulliver’s Travels

Swift’s satirical masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels is essentially a product of his complicated psychology and highly imaginative mind. Swift was one of the most controversial personalities of his age who revolted against the adoration of reason and scientific speculations. He bitterly criticised them in his writings, particularly in Gulliver’s Travels which is a wonderful fusion of fact […]

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 […]

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