Judgment and Perception in "Gulliver's Travels"
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This paper discusses judgment and perception in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". The author investigates the various judgments in the book describing how they move from judgments based upon the physical appearances of the people Gulliver encounters, to the mental and moral characteristics of the world.
From the Paper:"Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift is a satiric comment on the various ills of society. Through the adventures of Gulliver, Swift entertains the reader with a number of unlikely adventures that lead to the ultimate mental decline of the main character. Below both these adventures and Gulliver's reactions to them are considered. I find that the fantastic adventures through which Swift creates his satire are often more believable than the mental processes of his main character.
Swift's purpose in writing Gulliver's travels is to comment destructively upon the values and philosophy of his time. He also aims to do this in as striking a way as possible, by making his character the prototype of the typical respected person. Thus the character of Lemuel Gulliver is initially rational and believable. Perhaps this plays a part in the later perception of his reactions."
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