Gulliver's Travels

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what is swift's ultimate conclusion about the nature of humanity? are we morally corrupt, prideful sinners or is there a glimmer of hope in our reason? through all his journeys, he visits a number of different lands that exaggerate human faults, but always returns to England. How does that affect his overall message?

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Swift's ultimate thoughts on humanity are well documented in Gulliver's Travels. The story is a satire; its purpose to shame men and turn them from their vices. Note that there is no presence of worldview in this text, Swift only serves to illuminate man's behavior in order to jusity his oen beliefs of what specific behavior's should be (in his eyes).

Swift's purpose is self-fulfilled through his attacks on politics, religion, and other elements of society. He criticizes the flaws of human nature, and attempts to stir his readers to view themselves as he viewed humankind, a people neglecting to fulfil their potential to be truly great and settling for the appearance of greatness. Gulliver's Travels succeeds in this goal brilliantly.


Gulliver's Travels