Jonathan Swift, S Use Of Corruption In Gulliver's Travels

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The corruption throughout England was out of hand from being large at stake, to being very minor and personal things. Because politics, religion, science and people were surrounding Jonathan Swift corrupted, he had to have a sort of “mouthpiece” to let his opinions all out. He did so by writing a fictional book called Gulliver’s Travels using the main character Gulliver as a weapon of satirization. In Gulliver 's Travels, Swift intended to satirize the ailing British society. Throughout part one, the main targets being satirized are the British politicians. One of the many symbols that represent the Whig Party is the Lilliputian society. Gulliver 's Travels by Swift, isn 't exactly the story that it seems to be. It has large amounts or metaphors, and biting description that allows Swift to satirize British intellectuals. “The Lilliputians exemplify English people during the eighteenth century time period because of …show more content…

He attacks politics, religion controversy, the scientific community, and human rationality in very unique ways. He steps out of the normal boundaries to allow readers to see the subliminal message that he is sending them, and that is a corrupt society. “Swift’s main purpose in using the satirical element in this book, as well as in most of his other works is to vex the world rather than divert it and thus to appeal to the human’s ability to change situations for the better” (Ernst). He is not only informative, but sometimes hysterical as well. His story-line is like a made up world of what is really happening all around him. His symbols are the people and events that he believes should be exposed and he does it very meticulously in his story using the main character Gulliver as a representation of himself. Swift walks the reader through the realm and eventually he paves the way for expulsion of real-life events and drama in these ailing

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