What company's name is the fictional character of Gulliver's Travels?
Describe the character of Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels
If we think of as having a thread of allegory, one reference of these themes is from microcosm to macrocosm. They reflect in a single person that yearning for freedom and that lust for power which are ineradicable from human nature and which also mark the condition of nations. The obsession with liberty as a political idea in matched by the character of Gulliver.
Explain how Swift makes use of the character of Gulliver
The book is a satirical view of European governments, of differences between religions, and an inquiry into whether men are inherently corrupt or whether they become corrupted. Gulliver's misadventures become more malignant as time goes on and his attitude hardens as the book progresses. In the first part he is surprised by the viciousness of the Lilliputians, then in the fourth part he rejects the whole human race. Therefore the character of Gulliver progresses from a cheery optimist at the start of the first part to a misanthrope of the book's conclusion.
It is important for the reader to understand that Gulliver is not always Swift’s spokesman in the story, but often becomes an object of ridicule as well. Swift depicts Gulliver as a typical 18th-century Englishman who is blind to his own flaws and the flaws of those around him. When Gulliver proudly offers the Brobdingnagian king the formula for gunpowder, Swift is satirizing both man’s desire to conquer and destroy, and Gulliver’s blindness to the peaceful nature of the Brobdingnagians. At the end of his travels, when Gulliver has come to despise the entire human race, his unreasonable reaction to his fellow humans is as much the target of Swift’s anger as are the faults he finds despicable. Although the character of Gulliver at the end is problematic, it is safe to assume that Swift does not entirely approve of his attitudes and reactions. Of the four parts that compromise the Travels, Part III was written last. Perhaps because Swift had used the character of Gulliver to its fullest extent in Parts I, II, and IV, Gulliver is altogether less of a character in this part. In the first two parts, many things happened to him; here he describes ways of life that finally have little effect on him. Swift's satire is presented directly to you the reader.