Swift wrote plain perfection of prose. The dispute was opened in favor of the Moderns by the French writers - Fontenelle and Perrault. In other words, everybody can understand his language that is why even children can read his books with so much enjoyment. At times, when Swift was writing serious stuff this same plain style appears dry but when writing humorously, this same plainness gives his wit a singular edge. Nowadays his writing might sound strange to some people. In many instances he ran right athwart the current opinions of the hour and by his bold assertions assumed the part of a reformer of abuses.
Referring to his style, Dr. And he familiarizes with the people by using their own simple and at times coarse language. Swift was actually employing a classical Latin form of satire in which an extreme position is taken up to ridicule it, and the audience is never really let in on the joke - they're supposed to figure it out for themselves that Swift is kidding. He feels it to expose the disguise. I'm going to go through what happens in each of the books, then we'll talk about what it was that Swift was trying to point out with each of these stories. Jonathan Swift Career However, in 1689, he became secretary to Sir William Temple, who was a diplomat and man of letters. The points of similarity between the French infidel and the English Dean are not infrequent.
So, even and smaller papers, satire is the There is, as might be supposed, a in all this which Swift in his style did not escape. Under the image of a battle in the royal library at St. The satirist makes whatever he is criticizing look ridiculous by. In 1699 when Temple died, Swift became chaplain and secretary of the Earl of Berkeley and traveled to Ireland. In 1701, he was awarded a D. He had resigned his position as vicar of Kilroot, but early in 1700 he was preferred to several posts in the Irish church.
Actually there is very little in Gulliver's Travels, including in the fourth part, to signify that he shares Gulliver's outlook on the hopelessness of humanity. Gulliver eventually does get back home to England, but now he's a changed man; he spends most of his time thinking about these experiences that he's had and refusing the company of people he now considers Yahoos which are just other humans , and he'll even go to the stables to hang out with horses because he misses the company of the Houyhnhnms. But A Tale of a Tub is the most impressive of the three. In 1691, he visited Oxford and received an M. It was during this period that Swift produced many of his important works, including the two that I'm about to talk about. Froude has been by the honest 3axon homeliness of the dreamer's diction. Originally titled as 'A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick', this essay makes bizarre assertions to direct attention to the apathetic as well as abusive approach of the English towards the Irish.
He didn't use any embellishments. In the second book, the tables are turned, and Swift can't escape the association of his countrymen; in the land of peaceful giants, he's a quaint oddity from the land of angry, violent people. Within those things are countless approaches to getting your point across, or defending your side of an argument. Or, was it the style in which it was written? Learning of a plot to charge him with treason, he escapes from the island. He packs so many big words and numbers into a sentence that it's hard to tell when he's being serious. Wordy, Pretentious Ever read a boring textbook and realized halfway through that you didn't understand a thing? Paper on various topics - Religion, etc.
The name Lilliput suggest something small like in the word little, Brobdingnag suggest something, which is big. This feature appears at frequent intervals. One of them is that is that Swift creates authenticity through the use of archaic language like the language used in the Old Testament for example after his long nap, Gulliver says that he awaked after a long nap. Large amounts of detail can make the reader understand what is going on better and help them create a better picture of the place in their head; however readers could also find that the amount of detail that is used just make the passage with it in hard to understand. Swift really used Gulliver to satirize the human condition; through exaggerated comedy, he ridiculed prominent thoughts of his day, but he also tried to offer people some comfort. His last trip to London was in 1727.
He uses different techniques as irony, humour, satire, pun and allegory. Gulliver remains true to his gullible nature as he seems unable to see the negative aspects of the Houyhnhnms rational philosophy to life, therefore a reader must be more conscientious to see that Gulliver's idealized view of the Houyhnhnms logical approach to life is not shared by Swift. He knows that many of his readers are expecting A Modest Proposal to be a tad on the pretentious side, so he plays into that expectation with paragraph-long sentences and five dollar words. Also I think that the audience of the 1720's would have appreciated it more, because all the effects Swift tried to create with different techniques would of been created on them, because they are the people the effect was intended to be made on, they would of understood the pompous words; whereas an audience today wouldn't get the desired effect because it wasn't intended for them, and they would probably find bits of the book confusing. This section contains 919 words approx.
We are provided with a description of Gulliver's education to establish his position in society, which would have resembled a real travel log at the time. But, easy come, easy go; when the opposing party, the , got back into power, many of the Tories were tried for treason, which was a bummer. Hence, Swift describes both imagination and emotions. All the words suit to its themes. In the autumn of 1739 a great celebration was held in his honour.