Chapter 2: Lemuel Gullivers Yahoos und Swifts Satire

January 2002
Selected Essays in English Literatures: British & Canadian;2002, p45
Book Chapter
The chapter comments on the novel "Gulliver's Travels," by Jonathan Swift, particularly, on protagonist Lemuel Gulliver's Yahoos and Swift's use of satire. It comments on the aims of men in writing a satire. Perspectives on man's behavior and religion are presented. It comments on the nature of the Houyhnhnms, a group of people in the novel, and their general disposition to all virtues.


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