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    Jonathan Swift In an age of where rationality and morals were held to the accepted values, Jonathan Swift stood out as a champion of humanism. All his life he attacked pretense and begged people to see that life is not always what it seems when you look harder and think deeper. In addition, Swift was one of the most powerful writers of his time; able to rally people and nations around the caustic and moral views expressed in his works. His political writings for the Tories exposed the corruptions

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    Jonathan Swift

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    Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 30th, 1667. His father died shortly before his birth, leaving him and his mother to fend for themselves. They were very poor, Jonathan’s mom worked very hard to provide for him. Jonathan had Meniere’s disease, a disease infecting the inner ear that causes dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and hearing loss. Jonathan was raised by a nurse, who often took trips to visit relatives. Jonathan lived with the nurse in England while his mom move to Leicester

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    new discoveries. Jonathan Swift was a well-known author during the 1600 and 1700’s. Many of Swift’s pieces were based on his experiences during his travels. “For most general readers, the name Jonathan Swift is associated only with his satiric masterpiece Gulliver's Travels. They are not aware that, in addition to it and hundreds of poems, he wrote a great deal of nonfictional prose, much of it of considerable interest, significance, and excellence” (Schakel). As a child, “Swift grew up fatherless

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    Bio of Jonathan Swift

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    Bio of Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin on November 30, 1667. His father had died before his birth, and soon after he was born, his mother returned to Leicestershire. He was left in the care of his three uncles, particularly his Uncle Godwin. It is believed that this situation, along with his unstable homelife, led to a sense of insecurity and abandonment that he carried with him for the rest of his life. At age 6, he was sent to the best school in Ireland, the Kilkenny School

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    Jonathan Swift Satire

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    instance, in Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal he highlighted the poor conditions in Ireland. Additionally he talked about the English and Irish people’s poor approaches to the situation. Swift then mocked them all by suggesting that people sell and eat their children to fix the situation. A solution that would have been beneficial to both parties. Swift had many satirical pieces similar to A Modest Proposal, but none are as well known as his 1726 classic tale Gulliver’s Travels. In Swift voiced his

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    Jonathan Swift Biography

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    Jonathan Swift was a famous author who combined humor and politics to create many prominent works. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 30, 1667. Swift was born prematurely and with Menieré’s Disease, a condition in the inner ear that causes nausea and hearing problems. Because his birth mother couldn’t provide for him, she gave him over to a relative named Godwin Swift. As a child, Jonathan Swift went to Kilkenny Grammar School, which was the best school in Ireland. During elementary and middle

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    Jonathan Swift, the great satirist of the eighteenth century was a genius of complex and enigmatic personality. His character was of a "supersensitive" nature. He possessed a strong sense of justice, a keenness of vision, a generous disposition, a sincere adhesion to moral and social beliefs, an affinity for practical jokes and a scorn for science but also displayed excessive pride, arrogance, misanthropy, fits of violent temper and a strain of insanity. Thus his personality can be summed up in his

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    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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    very stark. It was the real disappointments in life that motivated a different use of the utopian ideal by Jonathan Swift. Swift borrows the perfect society as social satire of the England, in which he actually lived. As the author of A Modest Proposal, it is easy to understand that Jonathan Swift would use similar techniques in Gulliver’s Travels. One of those tools being social satire. Swift lived with many disappointments in his personal life and witnessed mistreatment of others. England in the

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    Youth Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was the second child and only son of Jonathan Swift (1640–1667) and his wife Abigail Erick (or Herrick), of Frisby on the Wreake.[3] His father, a native of Goodrich, Herefordshire, accompanied his brothers to Ireland to seek their fortunes in law after their Royalist father's estate was brought to ruin during the English Civil War. Swift's father died in Dublin about 7 months before he was born,[4][5][6] and his mother returned to England. He

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    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

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    In the fourth book of Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift uses satire to draw reader’s attention towards his concerns about humanity and uses irony to reveal his cynical views towards human kind. According to the Great Chain of Being, a term developed by the Renaissance that describes a divinely hierarchical order in every existing thing in the universe, human beings are placed a tier higher than animals (http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english /melani/cs6/ren.html). However, by comparing human

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