Gulliver Travels

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Appunti e riassunto di "Gulliver travels" di Swift: interpretazioni dei viaggi e interpretazione dell'opera (1 pagine formato doc)

Part one: The hero, ship’s surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, tells of his shipwreck off the island of Lilliput, whose inhabitants are tiny.
Here he learns about the local customs and culture, and about the country’s political system. He agrees to help the people in their war against the island of Blefuscu, after which he returns to England. Interpretation: the Lilliputians can be seen to represent cruelty, pettiness and provincialism, that is the way Swift saw the England of his time. The Lilliput’s politicians were modelled on leading political figures of Swift’s time. Though they are initially kind to him, the Lilliputians see Gulliver as a huge body controlled by its physical needs.
Their only use for him is as a weapon to destroy their enemies. Part two: Gulliver sets off for India but after a series of misadventures finds him abandoned on the island of Brobdingnag whose inhabitants are all giants. Here Gulliver finds himself regarded as something like a living doll for children to play with.