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Gulliver in the Land of the Houyhnhnms

Summary: In the last voyage of his book Gulliver's Travels, "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms," Jonathan Swift describes what he considered to be his ideal society. He reveals this fact by the way he shows Gulliver's desire to become just like the Houyhnhms. At the same time, however, Swift proves that such a society is unattainable by humans, defacing human society through making the horse a more reasonable and powerful creature than the human.
In the last voyage in Jonathan Swifts book Gulliver's Travels, "A voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms," Swift describes his idea of an ideal society. There are many examples provided in this part of the book to convince the reader that Swift is indeed illustrating his idea of a utopia. By using horses as the most reasonable creature, Swift not only defaces human society by making a beast a more powerful creature, but also shows that humans are unable to attain this perfectly reasonable society.

The society that the Houyhnhnms live in is unlike any society known to man. The Houyhnhnms are perfect in the way they live their lives; they are always doing what is best for the society as a whole, as opposed to thinking only of themselves as individuals. They truly believe that the best interest for themselves is...

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