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"Gulliver's Travels" - An Analysis
Analysis of madness in Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels."
# 122770 | 1,250 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English)


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this paper discusses the growth of Gulliver's madness in Book IV, the final book of Jonathan Swift's satirical novel, "Gulliver's Travels." It further points out the danger of trying to live by pure ideals. The essay concludes with a look at Gulliver's rejection by the Houyhnhnms.

From the Paper:

"Literary critic Raymond Bentman suggests that the final Book of Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' dramatizes the danger confronted by those who would try to live by pure ideals in a formal satire which is made more compelling by the fact that Gulliver himself begins a descent into madness. In this essay the progress of Gulliver's loss of mental stability will be explored. It will be argued that the madness experienced by Gulliver is the result of his own struggle to understand why he is rejected..."

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