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Today's Society in Gulliver's Travels

Summary: Essay shows how "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift reflects todays society as seen in the novel.
When first looking at Gulliver's Travels, it appears to satire England during the 18th century. We can see this through the comments he makes to political figures, and other happenings of that time. If you look more in depth you can see the true meaning, that the book is satirizing the human race as a whole. Swift ridicules both ends of the human spectrum, from the Laputan, the most advanced species, to the Yahoo, the simplest type. In Gulliver's Travels, we see that there are many cynical observations on the human race, which apply both in modern times, and Swifts time.

When Gulliver arrives in the Island of Laputa, we see that he is in a land of superior intellect. On first glance, we see that this would be the ideal place to live, but Swift shows us that it quite the contrary. They do...

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