Gulliver's Travel  


A Book Review by Group 1 : Nur Fariha,Nasrin and Nur Syahnadz Zareith ( 3 Marikh )

There are tons of books that fill the shelves of the school library. They are organized by fiction and non-fiction and by their genre. Usually I prefer novels that I can relate to. Novels that have a realist plot usually garner my interests buts it is always nice to try something new. Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift's brilliant, satirical adventure, is a must-read. It is an appealing novel containing both, whimsy and wit. Swift seamlessly blends fact with fiction in this tale of an English ship surgeon. It pokes fun at the travelogues of this time period.

Lemuels Gulliver goes on four remarkable voyages across the globe and gets himself in several different situations. Symbolism, humor, and intelligence fill all two-hundred and thirty-eight pages. The reader gets a good laugh all through the book at the expense of the main character. Gulliver has no sense of humor and adapts to every single environment that he is in. The book is well written masterpiece full of details. It is impossible to lose interest while reading each eventful chapter. The reader can never really predict what is next for the adventurous, gullible Gulliver.

Gulliver's travels is a novel that anyone who has an imagination would find entertaining and appealing. On the other hand, some members of the book club will find this book to ridiculous. This novel is not the typical satire, drama, comedy or adventure. Most books that we book worms read are serious or sometimes dark but this novel is neither. It is a fun read that doesn't take itself too seriously. Gulliver's Travel's gets thumbs up from me because of its depiction of human nature. It is one of those rare gems that can be enjoyed by kids and adults for various different reasons.

The irrationality of human beings is a common motif in Jonathan Swifts, Gulliver's Travels. The author never came out and said that but he hinted around that. The author portrays human being as people who have two much pride to be considered rational.

Human beings have way to much pride to ever be considered rational. People are so consumed with themselves and how people look at them. Sometime individuals use common sense common sense and rationally before doing something. The size of the people in the first two adventures is a major symbol of the pride of humans. At first, Gulliver is literally looking down on the six inch citizens of Lilliput. It shows how real individuals look down on people and make them feel small. Some humans put themselves on a peddle stool and make themselves fell better by looking down on other people. When Gulliver ventures of into Brobdingnag he is looked down upon and treated like a circus and by the people there, who are sixty feet tall.

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