Jonathan Swift Essay | Jonathan Swift

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Jonathan Swift

Summary: Provides criticism and background information on the irish satirist Jonathan Swift. Discusses his education, early life and career. Explores his greatest work, Gulliver's Travels.
Jonathan Swift was an Irish author born on November 30, 1667, in Dublin, Ireland. As a child he depended on the charity of his uncles. They funded his education at Trinity College, where he attempted completing a master's degree. However, due to an outbreak of political violence in Ireland in 1688, his studies were interrupted. Thus, this event forced him to rejoin his mother in England. Although his mother resided there, he actually began living with her distant relative, Sir William Temple, who may have provided the inspiration for Swift's success in writing. The upheaval of Swift's childhood and the political unrest of Ireland which he witnessed impacted Jonathan Swift's desire to write. Consequently, Swift is recognized as one of the English language's greatest satirical writers (Encyclopedia Americana).

Staying with Temple in Moor Park was an important event in Swift's life. Having access to Temple's abundant library allowed Swift the opportunity...

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