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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
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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
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Gulliver’s travel to Liliput

  • Shipwreck
  • Liliputians are one-twelfth the size of normal humans
  • Satirizes the English court and aristocracy
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Voyage to Brobdingdag

  • Giants
  • Relativity in life
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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
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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
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In Gulliver’s Travels J. Swift

  • represents good and kind individuals
  • attacks mankind as a whole
  • describes utopian countries
  • depicts realistically his contemporary society
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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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