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Jonathan Swift. Ingrid Öövel XI b. Jonathan Swift. 1667 – 1745 (77 years) Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, priest Childhood – a sickly child, abandoned by his mother, raised by his uncle, did not excel in his studies

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Jonathan swift

Jonathan Swift

Ingrid Öövel

XI b


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Jonathan Swift

  • 1667 – 1745 (77 years)

  • Satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, priest

  • Childhood – a sickly child, abandoned by his mother, raised by his uncle, did not excel in his studies

  • Education – Kilkenny School, Dublin University, Hertford College


  • Published in 1726

  • Satire of human nature, social and political system of England

  • The adventures of Lemul Gulliver

  • 4 parts – voyages to:

  • 1. Liliput

  • 2. Brobdingnag

  • 3. Laputa

  • 4. the Houyhnhnms and Yahoos




  • Laputa

  • Flying ship Laputa

  • Kingdom of music and mathematics

  • Unable to use science for practical ends

  • Satire of inventors who try to improve everything

  • The Laputans want to extract sunbeams from cucumbers and soften marble for pillows


  • The country of the Houyhnhnms and Yahoos

  • A race of noble horses served by Yahoos, animals in the shape of men

  • No love, friendship, fear or sorrow

  • They avoid passion and suffer from no diseases

  • The bitterest satire


  • In Gulliver’s Travels J. Swift

  • represents good and kind individuals

  • attacks mankind as a whole

  • describes utopian countries

  • depicts realistically his contemporary society


Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Swift

http://incompetech.com/authors/swift/

http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/swift/swiftov.html

http://www.google.ee/images



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