Gulliver's Travels Journal

Essay by danielglynnHigh School, 11th gradeB-, March 2004

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Preliminary English Extension 1

Assessment Task D

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

By Daniel Glynn


My assessment task was based upon Jonathon Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels. The book itself took me five days to read on top of school work, training, msn messenger, and other daily consumers. After reading the book I got my sister to hire out two appropriations of Gulliver's Travels on video for me. I watched these movies on Friday night which kept me up until 11 p.m.

The novel by Jonathon Swift is a satire that bravely points out the wrongs of our society. Throughout the novel we are taken through new and wonderful worlds, and in each place our society is served up with a new beating and kick in the ribs. Rightly so I believe! By doing your own analysis on society you can see what is wrong with it. By doing that you get a one way view and the wrongs and rights in the world.

By reading and watching the Gulliver's Travels stories I got to experience another person's feelings and emotions. This experience allowed me to reassess my own beliefs of our society and from this I developed a more mature and expanded version of hatred towards society.

The novel stresses that the most important thing to a human is falseness. The novel displays numerous amounts of recounts and telling of all stories that are just full of phoney lies and deceit. The Houyhymnmn stress that they have no pride because they don't know what it is, and I believe that pride is at the centre of all the problems that are spoken about in the novel. Pride is at the centre of all troubles. Even today we can blame all wrongs on pride, such as, war, one...