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...Chain of Being. Although human are reasonable beings, Swift argues that the amount of reason is not enough to overcome the desire for power. Thus, instead of using reason to create peace and harmony in the world, powerful countries allow desire to overtake their conscious and produce chaos under the name of “Divine Right”. As Gulliver tries to relate his society to the Houyhnhnms’; he comes to accept that reason in human does not help to improve humanity but only to breed barbarity because they use reason to justify their heinous actions.
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