Jonathan Swift Raffaele Nardella http://www.mgrande.com/weblog/images/partosdepandora/Jonathan_swift.jpg
A brilliant satirist (1667 – 1745) <ul><li>Born in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to England </li></ul><ul><li>Work for Si...
An Irish hero <ul><li>National Hero  </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland as a place of exile </li></ul><ul><li>Gulliver’s Travels  (...
A controversial writer <ul><li>Labelled as  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a misanthrope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>morbid attitude...
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The Augustan Age Jonathan Swift

  1. 1. Jonathan Swift Raffaele Nardella http://www.mgrande.com/weblog/images/partosdepandora/Jonathan_swift.jpg
  2. 2. A brilliant satirist (1667 – 1745) <ul><li>Born in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to England </li></ul><ul><li>Work for Sir William Temple </li></ul><ul><li>Best satirical works: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Battle of the Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Tale of a Tub </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anglican priest in Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>In London friendship with Pope </li></ul><ul><li>Writings for Tory </li></ul><ul><li>Back to Ireland Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>Pamphlets against sufferings of Irish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Drapier’s Letter </li></ul></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Temple_(British_politician)
  3. 3. An Irish hero <ul><li>National Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland as a place of exile </li></ul><ul><li>Gulliver’s Travels (1726) </li></ul><ul><li>A Modest Proposal (1729) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irony and bitterness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Against English rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Against Irish passive attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mocking the projector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decay of Swift’s mental faculties </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.nt.armstrong.edu/ireland2map0.gif
  4. 4. A controversial writer <ul><li>Labelled as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a misanthrope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>morbid attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lover of mankind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Concerned with politics and society </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative attitude </li></ul><ul><li>No optimism of his age </li></ul><ul><li>Irony, Satire and Parody </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://carbolicsmoke.com/wpcontent/uploads/2008/07/modestproposal.jpg

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