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Gulliver's Travels Essay & Project Ideas

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. If a modern equivalent to Gulliver's Travels were written today, what nations would be satirized, instead of England and France? What political and personal attitudes would be satirized? How would Swift's tone be changed by contemporary language patterns? Would the end result be popular fiction?

2. Write a short essay much like Gulliver's journey to the land of the Houyhnhnms, in which humans are the unintelligent servants of automobiles. What are the towns like in this land? How do the domesticated humans serve the automobiles? How do the master cars treat their humans—as stock animals, pets, or commensals? What obvious differences will you make clear between this fantasy land and the real world, and what similarities?

3. Now that the entire globe has been mapped, where can we look for places sufficiently "remote" to be different from our familiar homes? Is mere travel what we...

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