Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Categories:Children's Books, Action & Adventure
Gulliver's Travels Analysis
Which of the childhoods of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, where small people nailed a giant with ropes, did not leave a mark in our childhood? Gulliver's Travels is the harshest example of a young priest who holds life alone; the reckoning in the pattern of corrupt justice, which it constantly encounters with bribery and hypocrisy. As much as the belief of small people, he has to create the unity of the giant and the divine justice that he could not see in his lifetime with the character of "writer" who cannot find a port in the storms. He achieved this in his four-part book Gulliver's Travels.
Gulliver's Travels Short Summary
With Jonathan Swift's symbolic work, having to live life away from family life at a young age, in half British half Irish life, he will not find the sense of belonging and success he always sought (We interpret according to the belief of Jonathan Swift.) in God's house, that is, in the church. This period, when the pride of man for the money and position has been trampled, will make him the biggest defender of the Irish, which the British consider far from civilization. Too much criticism during his period cannot prevent this work from being turned into anthems of all peoples ignored by the administration.
Gulliver's Travels consist of four parts. In this book, where the author's journeys are described, the interesting and ironic travels of the "author" character, which we can not say that he was affected by Jonathan Swift’s life are detailed. The first part of the book is the part we all know in our minds. I share this public part and a piece of the second part with you because I think it has more impact in terms of universal values. The other two sections await readers' attention.
The writer finds himself in the middle of the storm. His ship shatters and arrives on a land in a half-hungry, half-unconscious manner. People around him who are younger and whose language they do not understand surrounded him. They are afraid of the author and look around to see if there are more. The writer suddenly finds himself a giant. Everything around him is too small for him. When Jonathan Swift wrote his book, it is thought that he criticized people's ego and human behavior in different geographies.
Writer character is taken captive. It gives information about people and countries in the region where it was taken prisoner. These dwarves must jump in front of the queen in order to promote. The country is divided into two parties. There are two countries in the world. People believe in the shape of the world like a tray. The death of the dead is quite interesting. Since the end of the world will be reversed, they will be buried vertically to stand on that day. This dual belief can be interpreted as a sense of competition and a kind of heaven-hell relationship. The only difference is that according to Jonathan Swift, in this world of money and position, it is grouped as "partisan" or "not partisan".
The author has to meet certain conditions to be released. In a way, he has to pay allegiance to the rules of a queen and a society to which he does not belong, moreover he must obey the queen.
A fire breaks out after the writer is released. Our giant extinguishes the fire with his urine, as in the work of Gargantua of Rabelais, who shot the clergymen and hypocritical politicians who are among the works of the Renaissance transition period. After this point, things will not go well at all. Furthermore, the giant anti-giant politicians who think that the country's food will be finished are in a series of preparations.
For the author, the hourglass is about to end. What should he do? And what if the warships of the other country surround the country? In the first episode of Jonathan Swift, he answers many questions with a sarcastic remark. In the second part, the situation reverses. The writer comes to a place where there are much larger people than him. Here, unlike his old journey, he is a slave of a person.
Final Word from Jonathan Swift:
‘’It is not a small pleasure to think that my work may not encounter any criticism.’’