Gulliver's Travels

the aspects of power in Gulliver's Travels

is there a problematisation of "power" ?

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Nice word - does not exist in the dictionary. However, each society Gulliver visits has a different way of showing who has power in the government. The Lilliputians are small-minded and their power rests in the hands of the people who are popular with the king at the moment. The Brobdingnagians have a somewhat more equal society in the sense that everyone contributes and everyone shares in the society's goods. Still, the King of Brobdingnag finds Gulliver's description of the English government repulsive. In general every society looks at governmental power and critiques that which is good, or that which is evil.