Scraping Through the Enigma of Gulliver’s Travels

For as preposterous Gulliver’s imagination of the outside world can be, there’s no denying that the enigma of such creation is admirable, to say the least. Perfecting a world of your own is no easy task, but through the findings and understanding of the unknown, we can conceptualize the moralization of what Gulliver wanted for a better world. Its dialogue further coincides with the expectation of what Gulliver wants for the real world governmental stanza but is left relentless to be implementing such ideologies towards Lilliput.

“He said, he knew no Reason, why those who entertain Opinions prejudicial to the Publick, should be obliged to change, or should not be obliged to conceal them. And, as it was Tyranny in any Government to require the first, so it was a Weakness not to enforce the second.” (Part II, Chapter VI)

To my understanding its belief is further exemplified towards the King is one that Swift is writing is his own voice on behalf of Gulliver. For Swift, he is Gulliver in the real world. Expressing elsewhere throughout the novel there are relations towards the analysis of an outside world with Mary Rowaldson’s lifetime when being captured. Though we understand the psychological approach both authors have for a better society in the real world, there’s denying that Swift has the ability to express it within his own belief more openly that Rowaldson. At the end of the day, most people would agree that the tale of Gulliver’s Travels is a simple tale to be told towards children rather than to be analyzed for a more influential governmental system in the future.

– Stephen Muñoz



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