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Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels": Satire Of His Own Changing Function In Books I, II, And IV
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5 pages in length. Interpretation is everything in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. How the author writes, how the characters are portrayed, how the reader deciphers the meaning -- it is all intertwined to produce the final interpretation. Language plays a significant role in how Swift's concepts of sociology are interpreted throughout the story, particularly with regard to the unusual manner he incorporates satire of his own changing function in Books I, II and IV. No additional sources cited.
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Sanity & Madness According to Jonathan Swift
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a 5 page paper looking at Swift's essay 'A Digression Concerning the Original, the Use, and Improvement of Madness in a Commonwealth', from A Tale of a Tub. The paper shows how Swift satirically distinguishes madness from sanity, determines the cause of madness, and finds a function for it in a healthy society. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" Book IV: Reason And Value
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5 pages in length. Eighteenth century philosophy especially tended to pride itself on having developed to the highest degree the renaissance faith in reason as the distinctive quality of man. Author Jonathan Swift's attitude to his era's view of reason as the sole criterion of value is what ultimately transpired in Book IV of "Gulliver's Travels." That Gulliver had had an interesting – albeit at times strange – journey thus far in the tale did not prepare him for the discovery of his true self, an image he had not only loathed in himself but had previously condemned in others. No additional sources cited.
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Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' & Forster's 'My Wood' / Using Satire to Criticize What they Believe to Be the False Values of Society
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In 5 pages, the author discusses Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' and E. M. Forster's 'My Wood' and shows how the authors use satire to criticize what they perceive to be the false values of society. No other sources.
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Jonathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal'/ Summary
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A 3 page essay in which the writer provides an overview of Jonathan Swift's infamous 'A Modest Proposal' and some of the major points to be considered. No Bibliography.
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Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' / The Houyhnhnms & The Yahoos
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A 5 page paper examining how Jonathan Swift satirizes both the rarified Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos in Book IV of Gulliver's Travels. The writer concludes that just as man was not created to be bestial, he was not created to be completely rationalistic, either. To be caught in either trap robs man of the joy of life. No additional sources cited.
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