Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"
An essay discussing whether "Gulliver's Travels" should be considered a novel of character or a novel of incident.
# 67573 | 2,481 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2006 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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In order to determine whether Jonathon Swift's novel, "Gulliver's Travels" should be considered a novel of character or a novel of incident, this paper begins by defining what is meant by both terms. The paper then goes on to analyze the novel and present reasons why it can be read as a novel of character, a novel of incident or a combination of both. The paper concludes that, whatever approach is taken, the reader is treated to an unforgettable experience.

From the Paper:

"A novel of incident is full of interesting events. The action is the main focus and drive of the story. It is designed to excite and entertain the reader with a series of spectacular adventures. The characters in this kind of novel are not necessarily developed to much depth, and might merely be stereotypes of villains and heroes. An example of this kind of novel is Robinson Crusoe by Defoe. While it is an adventure story, it is also true to life, giving readers a link to the world of the novel. It is a sober document of fiction, which is at the same time very entertaining."

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