It is in our human nature to question. We are animals that can not face the inevitable. As a unit and rise and make a difference but when we are alone it is harder to achieve justice. It is impossible to make a change as someone else’s prisoner. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift uses humor and irony to help his audience understand his false narrative. Swift’s novel takes key elements from the captivity narrative. Swift is taking a chance by solely relying on faith. In this reading there are multiple themes that appear to be a copy of the style and content that would have been seen in a captivity narrative like Mary Rowlandson’s story of captivity by the Algonquians.
..I would not have dwelt so long upon a circumstance that, perhaps, at first sight, may appear not very momentous, if I had not thought it necessary to justify my character, in point of cleanliness, to the world; which, I am told, some of my malingers have been pleased, upon this and other occasions, to call in question..
Gulliver expressed to his audience that he needs to relax and take stress away. He does this by pointing out his own flaws.
Mary rowland used tobacco to ease her soul of all of her burdens, she too had a small means for escape in her cruel reality.