Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Utopia :: essays research papers

Behold, after above six Months Warning, I cannot learn that my Book hath produced one single Effect according to mine Intentions: ... And, it must be owned that seven Months were a sufficient Time to correct every Vice and Folly to which Yahoos are subject, if their Natures had been capable of the least Disposition to Virtue or Wisdom: (Letter;3) That he had good Reasons to think you were a Big-Endian in your heart; and as Treason begins in the Heart, before it appears in Overt-Acts, so he accused you as a Traytor on that Account, and therefore insisted you should be put to death. (I:7;22) He knew no reason why those who entertained opinions prejudicial to the public should be obliged to change, and should not be obliged to conceal them. And as it was tyranny in any government to require the first, so it was weakness not to enforce the second; for a man may be allowed to keep poisons in his closet, but not to send them about for cordials. (II:6;15) 1. Author: Jonathan Swift Titles of some other works by the same author: Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books 2. Title: Gulliver's Travels Books (I & II) Explain the Title: The book tells about the travels of Gulliver. 3. Date of publication: 1977 4.Edition:Everyman First published: 1726 5. Genre: Four satirical stories in prose. 6. Themes: A satire, in the first book he satirizes the English politics, which are symbolized by the inhabitants of Lilliput. In the second book Gulliver symbolizes the English people. He tells the king of Brobdingnag about the Daily life in England. The King tells him as follows: ' By what I have gathered from your own relation ... I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of earth'. 7. List of main characters and description of them: - Lemuel Gulliver: a married man, who has studied medicines and works as a ship surgeon. He likes to travel a lot because he is very interested in other country's and their cultures. 8. Narrative Technique: Narrative prose. 9. a) Time lapse: Liliput à ±1 year Brobdingnag à ±2 years b)In what period is the story situated? 18th century. 10. Style:Language is quite difficult, old-English. 11. Stray notes:none 12. What is your own opinion of the work? I found the book quite difficult,but I liked the satirical aspect of the stories. 13. Short summary: On his first voyage Gulliver is shipwrecked. He comes in Lilliput, a land were all the people are twelf times as short as

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