Gulliver’s Travels. By Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift . 1667 - 1745. Irish. Swift was Irish. He was born in Dublin in 1667. What are the similarities between Lemuel Gulliver in Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe?. Both have an uncontrollable urge to travel.
By Jonathan Swift
1667 - 1745
What are the similarities between Lemuel Gulliver in Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe?
What are the differences between Robinson and Gulliver?
In some ways it seems like a children’s story, but….
Gulliver’s Travels is a SATIRE
In Lilliput Gulliver is a giant. The Lilliputians are all 6 inches tall.
In Brodbingnag he is tiny, and everyone else seems like a giant to him.
In part three he visits four countries.
Gulliver is most affected by his final journey.
He loves the houyhnhnms and wishes to stay with them, but cannot.
Does Jonathan Swift think Houyhnhnms are better than people?
Swift appears to suggest in his essay that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies.