Jonathan Swift : Gulliver’s travels


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dimanche 13 mars 2016
par MmesS

Gulliver’s travels : science

Gulliver’s travels in science and satire Jonathan Swift’s satires of science and criticisms of Isaac Newton are full of 18th-century politics, yet offer some lessons that remain valid today For historians of science, Jonathan Swift’s book Gulliver’s (...)
dimanche 13 mars 2016
par MmesS

An experiment on a bird in the air pump

Artist : Joseph Wright ’of Derby’ Artist dates : 1734 - 1797 Full title : An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, 1768 Oil on canvas Dimensions183 x 244 cm Generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of British art, Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) (...)
dimanche 6 mars 2016
par MmesS

Satire

A definition : Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement. Although satire is (...)
mercredi 30 décembre 2015
par MmesS

4 extracts from the novel

What does Swift satirize in these passages ? Source : [1] Extract 1 PART I CHAPTER IV Gulliver meets Reldresal, the Principal secretary of Foreign Affairs, who tells him the political story of Lilliput. He explains to him the reason why the two empires of Lilliput and Blefuscu have been (...)
mercredi 30 décembre 2015
par MmesS

A summary of the book.

Gulliver’s Travels Summary [1] Gulliver goes on four separate voyages in Gulliver’s Travels. Each journey is preceded by a storm. All four voyages bring new perspectives to Gulliver’s life and new opportunities for satirizing the ways of England. The first voyage is to Lilliput, where Gulliver (...)

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