Jonathon Swift - • Buried beside her Gulliver’s Travels...

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Jonathon Swift Irish Satirist Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) Irishman living in England Hated the English oppression of his home Wrote against the monarchy Protected himself by writing in allegory – a narrative or description in which the characters, events, and other items are symbols Ended up as a clergyman in Ireland Long-time relationship with a woman but never married He called her Stella They never married because of the question of their possible connection
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Unformatted text preview: • Buried beside her Gulliver’s Travels • Satirizes the government and the monarchy • In Lilliput, Gulliver represents the king, and the little people represent the people • Gulliver fights their wars and measures their boundaries, but he proves too costly for them, so they send him away • What does this say about his opinion of kings?...
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