I.Biography:Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), a posthumous child, was born in Dublin, Ireland, of an English family, which had important connections but little wealth. Through the generosity of an.
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uncle, he was educated at Kilkenny Grammar School and then Trinity College, Dublin. Between 1689 and 1699 he worked as a private secretary to a distant kinsman Sir William
II. Point of View: Swift was a man of great moral integrity and social charm. He had many friends in the literary circle and was admired and loved by many of the distinguished men of his time. A man with a bitter life experience, he had a deep hatred for all the rich oppressors and a deepsympathy for all the poor and oppressed.His understanding of human nature is profound. In his opinion, human nature is seriously and permanently flawed. To better human life,
III. Artistic features: 1.Characteristics of his satire. Swift is a master satirist.His satire is usually masked by an outward gravity and an apparent earnestness which renders his satire all
Battle of the Books ( 1704 )
The Drapier's Letters ( 1724 )
Gulliver's Travels ( 1726 )
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen ( 1729 )