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Essay | The Role of Size in Gulliver's Travels

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The Role of Size in Gulliver's Travels

Summary: Jonathan Swift displayed his novel Gulliver's Travels as satire in order to criticize what he perceived to be wrong with England, including its pomposity, the controlling nature of the English government, and the seemingly frivolous behavior of English women. The concept of size and the role it plays in his criticism adds significantly to the effect of Swift's presentation.
In Gulliver's Travels¸Gulliver made a voyage to Lilliput, the land of small people, and Brobdingnag, the land of the giants (in respect to Gulliver's size). In these two lands, Swift uses Gulliver as a tool to aim criticism at certain groups while making a fantastical story filled with adventures. Swift targets at many groups in the novel such as scientists and voyagers, but a common target was England and many aspects of it. In Lilliput, Swift used Gulliver to observe the Lilliputians and to show the reader that they were representative of England. The Lilliputians were the target of criticism. In Brobdingnag, Swift criticizes more parts of England, except the Brobdingnagians were the observers of Gulliver, and Gulliver was mostly representative of England and was one of the main targets for Swift. Size is significant in Swift's satire, as it creates the...

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