Issue Of Power Politics in Gulliver's Travels


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Issue Of Power Politics in Gulliver's Travels

  1. 1.  Name : Pratiksha M. Solanki  Roll No : 26  Sem :1 (2013-2015)  Paper : The NeoClassical Literature  Subject : Issue oF Power Politics in Gulliver's Travels  Submitted to : Smt. S.B. Gardi Dept. of English M.K.Bhavnagar University
  2. 2.  Introduction This novel is a Political Satire.. Which comments on the human condition, the injustices of politics, and some surprisingly frank physical descriptions. Gulliver’s Travels is not really a children’s book. Published in four parts. Colonialism Term- In Gulliver's Travels. Gulliver’s Travels is not really a children’s book.
  3. 3.  Issue oF Power Politics in Gulliver's Travels  Gulliver is a man trying to better his position in England through his voyages. Who holds power, why they hold it, and how they use or abuse it.
  4. 4.  1st Voyage : Liliput
  5. 5. Gulliver meets on his first voyage. Lilliputians and Blefuscudians. The Lilliptians, despite their small size, wield considerable power over Gulliver.  Lilliputians take advantage of him in Political intrigues of various sorts. Lilliput is governed by a vain and despotic ruler who has his subjects tortured and executed for trivial
  6. 6.  2nd Voyage: Brobdingnag
  7. 7. Brobdingnagians are basically a reasonable and kindly people governed by a sense of justice. The Brobdingnagians do not exploit him for personal or political reasons, as the Lilliputians do. Although they treat the relatively tiny Gulliver as a
  8. 8.  3rd Voyage: Laputa
  9. 9.  The Laputan king assumes that he has a right to hold power and Maintain politics because he is more devoted to abstract and theoretical knowledge than others.  They do not mistreat Gulliver to show power, but are generally unpleasant and dismiss him as intellectually deficient.  In the larger context of Gulliver’s journeys, the Laputans are a parody of the excesses of theoretical pursuits and the uselessness of purely abstract knowledge.
  10. 10.  4th Voyage: Houyhnhnms  Yahoos : humanlike beasts who live in servitude to the Houyhnhnms.  No power No politics..  Rational horses : who maintain a simple, peaceful society governed by reason and truthfulness.  Houyhnhnms are like ordinary horses, except that they are highly intelligent and deeply wise  Houyhnhnms have the greatest impact on Gulliver throughout all his four voyages.
  11. 11.  4th Voyage: Houyhnhnms
  12. 12.  Conclusion Gulliver does not approve of politics Gulliver remarks : The passion of Laputians have for discussing politics is inversely related to how much they actual know about it – a common failing. The Brobdingnagian King does. It's something else again to use politics and government as a way of getting jobs for your friends (the Lilliputian Emperor).