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  • Jonathan Swift
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  • 06 December 2019
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Everyone remembers poor Gulliver in breeches and three cornered hat pinned down with cords on a beach by an army of minute soldiers A young boy s nightmare no doubt but there is much to this book than this rosy image reproduced endlessly on the pediments of toy shops and theme parks This is indeed an astonishing book Gulliver s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World presents itself as the plain and faithful account of the voyages of Lemuel Gulliver a surgeon from Redriff and a captain of ships The name of Jonathan Swift is omitted as well as the fact that the whole narrative is a heap of whoppers from cover to cover Moreover the straight faced narrator fooling his candid reader s credulity concludes the books and declares that he rather chose to relate plain Matter of Fact in the simplest Manner and Style because my principal Design was to inform and not to amuse thee IV 12Swift s novel a masterful sham is indeed written in the detailed and earnest manner of an ethnographic documentary Through the four parts of this book Gulliver first discovers the islands of Lilliput and Blefuscu with its diminutive inhabitants off the coast of Java if you ever fancy going there the narrator provides a few maps and GPS coordinates he then sails to the West coast of America and discovers Brobdingnag where people are on the contrary of gigantic proportions later on he travels across the Pacific Ocean and visits the flying island of Laputa no pun intended and Balnibarbi as well as the necromancers of Glubbdubdrib the immortals of Luggnagg and finally Japan spot the odd one out if you can On his last trip around New Holland aka Australia he travels to the idyllic island of the neighing and rational Houyhnhnms and of the despicable Yahoos the most politically loaded and in my opinion best part of this book A total of seven discoveriesEach time Gulliver s ship is caught in a storm and shipwrecked he lands on a strange island meets the inhabitants is the host of an important figure of that country relates a couple of toilet humour anecdotes learns their tongue twisting language describes their strange manners laws gastronomy and architecture provides to his host s great surprise and dismay an account of the Europeans habits and customsHowever what makes Gulliver s Travels one of the significant works of the early 18th century is apart from the Irish clergyman s zany imagination in devising fictional countries and populations his astounding deadpan humour tongue in cheek mockery and even savage assault against his contemporaries and human nature in general The universal ridicule and relentless attacks aim at practically everything in a sort of encyclopaedic undertaking nobility titles impractical scientific achievements and Royal Academies philosophical jargon the uackery of physicians the general falsehood that runs among lawyers the foolish wish for a long life European politics and wars the English constitution Western colonialism human grandeur ie vanity itself and apologies to half my Goodreads friends the fake gloss of women s skinSome of the fiercest invectives against the human race are of course put in the mouths of Gulliver s non human hosts for instance the Prince of Brobdingnag I cannot but conclude the Bulk of your Natives to be the most pernicious Race of little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth II 6 Sometimes Gulliver speaks for himself having strictly examined all the Persons of greatest Name in the Courts of Princes for an hundred Years past I found how the World had been misled by prostitute Writers to ascribe the greatest Exploits in War to Cowards the Wisest Counsel to Fools Sincerity to Flatterers Roman Virtue to Betrayers of their Country Piety to Atheists Chastity to Sodomites Truth to Informers adding just after that with a magnificent irony I hope I may be pardoned if these Discoveries inclined me a little to abate of that profound Veneration which I am naturally apt to pay to Persons of high Rank who ought to be treated with the utmost Respect due to their sublime Dignity by us their Inferiors III 8 However harsh and offensive these comments might sound even today I must confess there is always something extraordinarily amusing and toe curling invigorating even about Swift s prose It is all in all an essential book on the human conditionNeedless to say Gulliver s Travels it at the epicentre of a literary tradition of both adventures on sea to which it is an obvious parody and social satire that goes as far back as Homer s Odyssey through Sindbad s tales the Travels of Marco Polo Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel Erasmus In Praise of Folly Thomas More s Utopia Dafoe s Robinson Crusoe Montesuieu s Persian Letters up to a significant part of modern literature Voltaire s Candide and Microm gas James Cook s Voyages of Discovery Poe s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Wells Island of Dr Moreau Orwell s Animal 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Everyone remembers poor Gulliver in breeches and three cornered hat pinned down with cords on a beach by an army of minute soldiers A young boy s nightmare no doubt but there is much to this book than this rosy image reproduced endlessly on the pediments of toy shops and theme parks This is indeed an astonishing book Gulliver s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World presents itself as the plain and faithful account of the voyages of Lemuel Gulliver a surgeon from Redriff and a captain of ships The name of Jonathan Swift is omitted as well as the fact that the whole narrative is a heap of whoppers from cover to cover Moreover the straight faced narrator fooling his candid reader s credulity concludes the books and declares that he rather chose to relate plain Matter of Fact in the simplest Manner and Style because my principal Design was to inform and not to amuse thee IV 12Swift s novel a masterful sham is indeed written in the detailed and earnest manner of an ethnographic documentary Through the four parts of this book Gulliver first discovers the islands of Lilliput and Blefuscu with its diminutive inhabitants off the coast of Java if you ever fancy going there the narrator provides a few maps and GPS coordinates he then sails to the West coast of America and discovers Brobdingnag where people are on the contrary of gigantic proportions the History of Modern Japan later on he travels across the Pacific Ocean and visits the flying island of Laputa no pun intended and Balnibarbi as well as the necromancers of Glubbdubdrib the immortals of Luggnagg and finally Japan spot the odd one out if you can On his Laltipiano delle meraviglie last trip around New Holland aka Australia he travels to the idyllic island of the neighing and rational Houyhnhnms and of the despicable Yahoos the most politically Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti loaded and in my opinion best part of this book A total of seven discoveriesEach time Gulliver s ship is caught in a storm and shipwrecked he Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet lands on a strange island meets the inhabitants is the host of an important figure of that country relates a couple of toilet humour anecdotes Madame Bovary learns their tongue twisting Boom Chicka Boom language describes their strange manners Un Perrito Problematico laws gastronomy and architecture provides to his host s great surprise and dismay an account of the Europeans habits and customsHowever what makes Gulliver s Travels one of the significant works of the early 18th century is apart from the Irish clergyman s zany imagination in devising fictional countries and populations his astounding deadpan humour tongue in cheek mockery and even savage assault against his contemporaries and human nature in general The universal ridicule and relentless attacks aim at practically everything in a sort of encyclopaedic undertaking nobility titles impractical scientific achievements and Royal Academies philosophical jargon the uackery of physicians the general falsehood that runs among 7 Intimate Secrets lawyers the foolish wish for a Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever long Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar life European politics and wars the English constitution Western colonialism human grandeur ie vanity itself and apologies to half my Goodreads friends the fake gloss of women s skinSome of the fiercest invectives against the human race are of course put in the mouths of Gulliver s non human hosts for instance the Prince of Brobdingnag I cannot but conclude the Bulk of your Natives to be the most pernicious Race of Lunatic little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth II 6 Sometimes Gulliver speaks for himself having strictly examined all the Persons of greatest Name in the Courts of Princes for an hundred Years past I found how the World had been misled by prostitute Writers to ascribe the greatest Exploits in War to Cowards the Wisest Counsel to Fools Sincerity to Flatterers Roman Virtue to Betrayers of their Country Piety to Atheists Chastity to Sodomites Truth to Informers adding just after that with a magnificent irony I hope I may be pardoned if these Discoveries inclined me a Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 little to abate of that profound Veneration which I am naturally apt to pay to Persons of high Rank who ought to be treated with the utmost Respect due to their sublime Dignity by us their Inferiors III 8 However harsh and offensive these comments might sound even today I must confess there is always something extraordinarily amusing and toe curling invigorating even about Swift s prose It is all in all an essential book on the human conditionNeedless to say Gulliver s Travels it at the epicentre of a Launching Missional Communities literary tradition of both adventures on sea to which it is an obvious parody and social satire that goes as far back as Homer s Odyssey through Sindbad s tales the Travels of Marco Polo Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel Erasmus In Praise of Folly Thomas More s Utopia Dafoe s Robinson Crusoe Montesuieu s Persian Letters up to a significant part of modern The Song Atlas A Book of World Poetry literature Voltaire s Candide and Microm gas James Cook s Voyages of Discovery Poe s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Wells Island of Dr Moreau Orwell s Animal Farm and all their recent avatars say The Hitchicker s Guide to the Galaxy to name just one book or even Godzilla and King Kong on the big screen

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Let s face it Jonathan Swift was a snarky snarky bitch Gulliver s Travels is like a giant pimp slap across the human race face and I am so glad I finally read this in a non school non structured environment because I had a whole lot fun with it this time around Swift s wit insight and delivery are often though not always remarkable and he crams well thought out jabs and toe steppings in this slim 250 page novel than I would have thought possible in a work twice this long This is certainly a classic that I believe people should read and experience for themselves outside of any reuired scholarly endeavors because I think that many of the ills injustices and idiocies that Swift addresses in this novel are still unfortunately very relevant today While Swift is short on resolutions or ideas for improvement one of my disappointments he does a marvelous job of exposing the problems that he perceived as existing within the 18th Century world most particularly England and opening the door for a expansive popular discussion on these issuesKudos for that Mr Swift From a plot perspective Gulliver s Travels is a series of adventures by Lemuel Gulliver to various undiscovered fictional worlds that act as a backdrop for Swift through his main charactermouthpiece to scathe rebuke poke fun at andor uestion all manner of political religious and social institutions philosophies and groups Everything from blind adherence to political ideologies or religious dogma to ideological intolerance to arbitrary social divisions and even the non practical aspects of the rampant scientific explorations so in vogue at the time Few groups were spared from Swift s caustic lens and many of his attacks are vehement bordering on brutal Good That is how such a work should be IMHO Overall I thought this was very worthwhile and many of Swift s commentaries were piercing brilliant and exceptionally well done Some of my personal favorites include Parodying the massive waste of energy and resources expended in political infighting in Great Britain between the Whigs and Tories by having the two Lilliputian political parties separated solely by the aesthetic choice between wearing high heels and low heels I can only imagine how this parody played out among the MP of England at the time Making light of the tremendous importance placed on seemingly trivial differences in religious doctrine that often lead to the most acrimonious wars and civil strife by explaining that the genesis of a long and bloody war between rival factions of Lilliputians stems from a disagreement over where to crack eggs One group break their eggs on the small end Small Endians and the other break their eggs on the large end Big Endians What I found most clever about this attack was the use of an ambiguous reference in each side s holy book that states all true believers break their eggs at the convenient end That is just about perfect satire Mr Swift A biting jab at traditions and customs that people cling to long after there is no practical reason to do so is elouently made when Gulliver describes the Lilliputians custom of burying their dead head first They bury their dead with their heads directly downwards because they hold an opinion that in eleven thousand moons they are all to rise again in which period the earth which they conceive to be flat will turn upside down and by this means they shall at their resurrection be found ready standing on their feet The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine but the practice still continues in compliance to the vulgar When Swift is on his game he is very very effective A wonderful anti war statement is made through the horror and disgust with which the King of the giant Brobdingnagians their size depicted as representing moral superiority reacts to Gulliver s description of gunpowder and his offer to teach the Brobdingnagians the formula for producing it I told him of an invention discovered between three and four hundred years ago to make a certain powderthat a proper uantity of this powderwould drive a ball of iron or lead with such violence and speed as nothing was able to sustain its force That the largest balls thus discharged would not only destroy whole ranks of an army at once but batter the strongest walls to the ground sink down ships with a thousand men in each to the bottom of the sea and when linked together by a chain would cut through masts and rigging divide hundreds of bodies in the middle and lay all waste before them That we often put this powder into large hollow balls of iron and discharged them by an engine into some city we were besieging which would rip up the pavements tear the houses to pieces burst and throw splinters on every side dashing out the brains of all who came nearThe king was struck with horror at the description I had given of those terrible engines and the proposal I had made He was amazed how so impotent and groveling an insect as Icould entertain such inhuman ideas and in so familiar a manner as to appear wholly unmoved at all the scenes of blood and desolation which I had painted as the common effects of those destructive machines whereof he said some evil genius enemy to mankind must have been the first contriver As for himself he protested that although few things delighted him so much as new discoveries in art or in nature yet he would rather lose half his kingdom than be privy to such a secret which he commanded me as I valued any life never to mention any Sorry for the long uote but I thought that was a particularly moving passage My personal favorite purely from an enjoyment standpoint is the depiction of the scientifically adept and common senseless Laputans who exemplify Swift s serious gripe against scientific research that doesn t have a practical and foreseeable benefit to society The first man I saw was of a meagre aspect with sooty hands and faceHe has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers He told me he did not doubt that in eight years he should be able to supply the governor s gardens with sunshine at a reasonable rate Gulliver s exploration of the scientific academy of Laputa was my favorite part of the novel and I thought Swift s satiric chops were at there sharpest in relaying the societal dysfunction of the Laputans Now I must drop some ice in the bath water As much as there was to enjoy in this work I was not as blown away by it as I would have liked to have been For one thing I thought that Swift s prose was merely serviceable and I didn t find much in the way of elouence in his delivery It was missing the ear pleasing lyrical uality that I have come to expect when reading classic literature The writing wasn t bad by any means but it wasn t as enjoyable or memorable as I had hoped This may be an unfair critiue given that this book s legacy lies with its content but the lack of beautiful prose kept me from being able to enjoy the interludes and non meaty passages of the work Also some of Swift s critiues fell a bit flat and didn t resonate with me as much as those mentioned above For instance the recasting of famous historical figures like Alexander Hannibal and Caesar as being subject to the moral frailties of the human animal than the established texts would have us believe Swift uses this as the springboard to discuss the less than wholesome practices of securing political power today and that is a good thing I just found the use of the legends of antiuity unnecessary and not particularly effective That s probably a personal bias of mine as I have always found those figures fascinating to read about Here s my biggest problem One of the principal arguments that Swift makes in his novel is that balance and moderation are the keys to success both individually and as a people Extremes of behavior and belief are the seeds from which disastrous conseuences are born according to Swift That s easy to say and it has an attractive ring to it but I wish Swift had done a little with it This walkmy right into my biggest complaint about the storythe ending I thought that the ambiguity of Gulliver s condition at the end of the novel was a bit of a cop out It appears as though the reader is left to determine whether Gulliver was 1 a man disgusted with humanity as a result of his exposure to the morally righteous and logically rational Houyhnhnm or 2 a man whose ill conceived and intemperate worship of and infatuation with the Houyhnhnm made him just another unbalanced yahoo whose loss of perspective and left him deranged Part of the answer of this would stem from determining whether Swift was holding up the Houyhnhnms as a model to follow or whether their own passionless adherence to logic was itself a subject of parody However as with the end I think Swift was less than certain of his position or of the position he wanted to state and thus left too much ambiguity to the reader Now I understand that often these kinds of soft endings are perfect as they allow the reader to interpret the work for themselves However here where Swift has been bludgeoning the reader with his opinions throughout the entire work to suddenly punt and not clearly express a case for his protagonist seems to be a miss That said I am the first to acknowledge that it is anywhere from a distinct possibility to a metaphysical certainty that the miss here is on my part but that was how I saw it I wanted Swift to wrap up and summarize the effect of the journey on Gulliver and provide a statement about what should be drawn from his experience so that a better road could be paved for using his travels to address the problems on which it shined its light 30 to 35 stars StillHIGHLY RECOMMENDED గోన గన్నా రెడ్డి Gona Ganna reddy last 250 years people everywhere have enjoyed reading about Lemuel Gulliver's travels in the strange c. 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he perceived as existing within the 18th Century world most particularly England and opening the door for a expansive popular discussion on these issuesKudos for that Mr Swift From a plot perspective Gulliver s Travels is a series of adventures by Lemuel Gulliver to various undiscovered fictional worlds that act as a backdrop for Swift through his main charactermouthpiece to scathe rebuke poke fun at andor uestion all manner of political religious and social institutions philosophies and groups Everything from blind adherence to political ideologies or religious dogma to ideological intolerance to arbitrary social divisions and even the non practical aspects of the rampant scientific explorations so in vogue at the time Few groups were spared from Swift s caustic A Christmas Carol lens and many of his attacks are vehement bordering on brutal Good That is how such a work should be IMHO Overall I thought this was very worthwhile and many of Swift s commentaries were piercing brilliant 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