Gulliver's Travels Essay | Satire in Gulliver's Travels

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Satire in Gulliver's Travels

Summary: Gulliver never realizes the absurdities of the adventures he has, and fails to realize that they are actually funny. Through Gulliver's lack of intelligence, perceptiveness, and humor, the reader is able to notice the satire in Jonathan Swift's narrative. Gulliver's Travel's by Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, recounts the adventures of Lemuel Gulliver, a naïve, and as his name suggests, gullible, narrator. Despite Gulliver being clearly intelligent and well educated, his perceptions are naive and gullible. Gulliver only presents the reader with facts; he expresses little or no emotion throughout his travels. Gulliver never realizes the absurdities of the adventures he has, and fails to realize that they are actually funny. Through Gulliver's lack of intelligence, perceptiveness, and humor, the reader is able to notice the satire in Jonathan Swift's narrative.

Gulliver has a clear lack of intelligence shown through his unimaginativeness and his lack of wit. Gulliver is held captive several times throughout his voyages, yet, he is forced to rely on chance to escape because of his lack of cleverness. In Book One, Gulliver finds an overturned boat he can use the boat to...

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