Gulliver’s Travels



Otázka: Gulliver’s Travels

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): terez2242



Author: Jonathan Swift

  • satirist, essayist, poet
  • He published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier– or anonymously
  • He had deadpan (dry humor), ironic writing style



  • the Travels was published under a pseudonym, the fictional Lemuel Gulliver – ship’s doctor and later a sea captain
  • Gulliver’s Travels is an anatomy of human nature
  • Each of the four books (or 4 parts) describes the way to fictional exotic countries and has a different theme


Part I. A Voyage to Lilliput

  • Travel begins with a brief introduction in which the author (Lemuel Gulliver) gives a brief overview of his life and history before his voyages
  • Then he went on a voyage and he stay on the island of Lilliput because his ship failed in the ocean
  • He found out that he was like prisoner on this island – there were people only 6 inches tall!
  • Later he became popular on the island and understood the emperor (císař)
  • He helped the Lilliput to destroy enemies from the neighbouring island – he stole all their ships
  • he was later charged (obviněn) with treason (velezrada) and decided to leave for the next island
  • at the end he returns to his native Englandà on the boat


Part II. A Voyage to Brobdingnag

  • on his next voyage he failed again, but now it was on the other island
  • he was on island where lived giant people – he was scared because other left him
  • giant people was approximately 60 food tall
  • one man took him home – he had wife and 9 year- old daughter
  • small daughter was like his nurse – she was taking care of him
  • he had own box where he lived
  • he went on exhibitions – people wonder how he looks like
  • later he lived with the king and his queen
  • Gulliver spoke with the king about politics and about situation in England and in Europe
  • In the end when Gulliver was ill he slept on the beach and the eagle took him and put him into the ocean – Gulliver found some English ship in the ocean and arrived home


Part III. Gulliver’s Third Voyage

Part IV. A Voyage to the Land of the Houyhnhnms

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