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Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings by Jonathan Swift
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Apr 13, 11

really liked it
Read in November, 2008

Gulliver's Travels is an absolutely ridiculous tale, throwing Lemuel Gulliver into a series of strange encounters which seem like alternate worlds that parallel society. The novel was so appealing throughout due to the way the satire treats society, particularly in response to the feudalism of the Lilliputs (whose society appears comical in trying to oppress the "giant" Gulliver) and the seemingly sardonic take on the English Royal Society and its incredibly disgusting, often inane experiments. Throughout the nvel Swift shows how a writer can take the ridiculous notions of society and twist them into something even more absurd to draw reflection on how we consider such aspects.
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