The Ideals of Jonathan Swift

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The Ideals of Jonathan Swift The tale of Gulliverís Travels can be described as a written criticism of the society in which Swift lived. In each of the worlds Gulliver encountered the problems he saw with the civilizations were actually the political and social aspects Jonathan Swift disliked about his own world. He also accomplishes this by giving the inhabitants of these worlds superior traits and attitudes in order to compare them to and …

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…to do what they want to do because they are filled with pride. They mislead Gulliver and they even mislead themselves. So what is the ideal against which Swift seems to be judging people and society? In fact none of the civilizations in the story are entirely ideal. Each have their good and bad traits which in it self could be a message Jonathan Swift intended to get across to the reader, "nobody is perfect".