GulliversTravels - Chan 1 Isaac Chan When Science Meets Fiction Textual Explication Gullivers Travels Swifts Misanthropic Representation of Human Beings

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Chan 1 Isaac Chan When Science Meets Fiction Textual Explication – Gulliver’s Travels March 21, 2013 Swift’s Misanthropic Representation of Human Beings in Gulliver’s Travels They act with too much Ease and Safety, for, the Husband being always rapt in Thought, if he be but furnish’d with Paper and Instruments, and without his Flapper , the Mistress and her Gallant may proceed, even to Enjoyment, before his Face. ~ Jonathan Swift In Gulliver’s Travels , Swift conspicuously portrays the women of Laputa as uncultivated females, who possess an enormous amount of “vivacity” in sexual-seeking and disregard their absentminded husbands. The speaker begins the first line by informing the readers that the women in the country of Laputa “act with too much Ease and Safety” when it comes to committing adultery and never fear of being caught by their husbands because men are usually too engaged in their own studies. The speaker, on the other hand, criticizes the husbands for

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