Topic Jonathan Swifts view on Gulliver travels Paper 2 The Neo-classical Literature Name Devendra A Joshi Class M.A. Sem-1Submitted To Prof. Dilip Barad (Head of English Dept. M. K. S. Bhavnagar University)
JONATHAN SWIFT• Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland, of an English family, which had important connections but little wealth.• Through the generosity of an uncle, he was educated at Kilkenny Grammar School and then Trinity College in Dublin.• Between 1689 and 1699 he worked as a private secretary to a distant kinship Sir William Temple, a retired diplomat.• And there he also received a first-rate education in politics through contact with Temple and many other well-known politicians, learning much about hypocrisy,deception and corruption in the political world.
Satire on New Agricultural methodsSatire on preposterous scientfic projectSatire on politicianSatire on historians, literary critics and other
According to George woodcok,“This novel is fantasy of the feature and a satire on the present, And in the roles it carries conviction because of the export and convincing handling of detail to create dplausible world”
The utopian Illusion Swift unconciled to the sickness of mankind Man dependent upon and limited by the laws of nature A destructive Irony at work in “Gulliver travel’s” Swift’s Attacks on human pride and vanity
• Captain William Pritchard: Captain Pritchard is the head of the ship named Antelope. He controls Gullivers first voyage in which a storm overtakes the ship, leaving Gulliver stranded on the strange land of Lilliput.