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Jonathan Swift Irishman living in England; hated English oppression of his home; wrote against monarchy; protected himself by writing in allegory ; wrote against monarchy; protected himself by writing in allegory; long-time relationship with a woman but never married (thought they were related) Gulliver’s Travels Story takes place in three parts; this is the first; satirizes the government and the monarchy; in Lilliput , Gulliver represents the king, the little people represent the people; Gulliver fights their
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Unformatted text preview: wars; proves too costly, so they send him away Brobdingnag 2 nd book in the series; big people repr the royals; little Gulliver the masses; because they are so big, he sees all their flaws; because he is so small, they do shameful things in front of him, regarding him as less than human; Swift is very careful about how he uses satire A Modest Proposal satirizes treatment of Irish by the English in suggesting that they eat the babies Anne Finch one of England's first published women poets...
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