The Social Satire in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Haseeb Alias Hadeed Department of English Language Alnoor University College Author

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https://doi.org/10.20243/zwdyxg65

Abstract

ABSTRACT

In Gulliver's Travels (1726) Swift presented different kinds of satire. These different kinds of satire divided the critics into groups with different points of view concerning the satirical tendencies in Gulliver's Travels. Swift  concentrates on the inside of things rather than the outside; on actuality rather than illusion . It is important to note that Swift seized all the opportunities so as to direct his severe attack on different aspects of life.    In Gulliver's Travels, there is emphasis laid on man's bad nature and his social role. His recognition of the defects in human nature leads him to depict human nature. Therefore, he presents the Yahoos as an embodiment of all the well-known human vices and follies. So, he ruthlessly satirizes bad elements in man's nature over which man has a full control. He believes that man is capable of keeping them under his control.

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Published

2024-03-22

How to Cite

The Social Satire in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. (2024). Al-Noor Journal for Humanities, 1(1), 15-34. https://doi.org/10.20243/zwdyxg65

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