Jonathan Swift is a Misanthrope In the book Gulliver’s Travels the author, Jonathan Swift portrays humans as ignorant creatures and wild beasts; Jonathan Swift shows how he is a misanthrope throughout this novel. When Gulliver is in Lilliput Swift represents the majority of human beings as Lilliputians. When in the Country of the Houyhnhnms he represents humans as stupid wild beasts, yahoos. The author shows his hatred of humans through Gulliver and his adventures. Throughout the book we are represented as different things, but in the end they all have some fault in which Swift expresses in the book. People are not kind and intelligent; they are only shown as savage, ignorant and stupid creatures in this novel. In Lilliput Swift makes a metaphor showing how Gulliver is the “bigger” person and will not hurt people for his own gain. Gulliver is bigger at heart and in reality while the Lilliputians are “small” people who would hurt other for their own gain. The Lilliputians are mini people no more than 6 inches tall, and because their small their hearts are small too. The emperor wants to completely annihilate the Blefuscu fleet, but Gulliver refuses and “would never be an instrument of bringing free and brave people into slavery” (51). The Lilliputians represent how humans are selfish creatures who will completely destroy and ruin other peoples’ lives for what they want. In Lilliput they choose politicians and leaders through silly obstacles and challenges. They are just requires to have great dexterity and strength, Leaders are elected through how they entertain the emperor. Swift show how human beings elect leaders through idiotic and absurd trials and tests. We do not elect leaders who are qualified and prepared to be leaders, but we select them through silly trials. To get reelected people do not try to do a good job while they are leader, but they increase their strength and dexterity. The leaders would even allow for their own citizens to be eaten; the emperor gives Gulliver Lilliputians and allows him to eat them. The Lilliputians are creatures who try to be the strongest, and this shows how humans want to always win and be on top; it’s human nature. They do not care who is hurt as long as they succeed and are safe. When Gulliver was in the Houyhnhnms humans were represented…
A Wife's Life
The poem “The River – Merchant's Wife: A Letter” describes the life of a Chinese woman who is married to a merchant. Pound is able to develop the wife's feelings with a sad tone, allusion and naturalistic imagery.
To begin the poem, Pound describes the life of a Chinese river-merchant and his wife as a child. The speaker describes her hair as being cut “straight across my forehead.” This alludes to the mark of a young girl in Ancient Chinese culture. By doing this,…
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Is this Africa
In the poem “Is this Africa” by Roland Tombekai Dempster, he compares Africa as he sees it to Africa as Europeans saw it when they first invaded the continent. The two perspectives and time periods have many contrasting characteristics, and Dempster uses the literary…
the details of what happened in our history. The Harlem Renaissance, for instance grieved me to read some of the poems, short stories stating what happened during that era, and how many lives were lost during that time. I was however able to find one poem that spoke volumes to me and gave me the inspiration to write this paper.
I chose the poem “If we must Die” by Claude McKay. This poem informed me of how important it was for many African Americans to live a noble and honorable life. It was very…
The little girl “never laughed” (8) when she got married, only to want her “dust” (12) to be buried with her lover a year later. One might think that this poem is merely a letter describing the writer’s feelings about a loved one she lost. However, a closer look at the poem’s figures of speech, imagery, and setting, suggests that Pound’s poem is not necessarily revolving around her broken heart. The dramatic shift in the poet’s feelings towards her spouse reveals that the speaker is illustrating…
plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy.” (p. 813 ll. 1-5). This is the beginning of one of the greatest epic poems that originated from ancient Greece. The Odyssey, written by Homer in ancient Greece, is an epic poem that has become popular enough to have its own film. The book and the film are required to be shown in schools, because it is such a good example of an epic poem. In this paper I will be comparing the book version of The Odyssey and the film version.
My first point of comparison…
own aggressive behavior toward Bobo. The children who witnessed punishment for such behavior were able to reason that they would be punished for similar behavior, and were less aggressive.
In my high school childhood development class, I read a poem by Dorothy Law entitled, "Children Learn What They Live." As I recall, it basically states that with children, you get out of them what you put into them, so if you show a child aggression, they will behave aggressively. However, if you show a child…
One or more members of a team standing under a public clock at an exact time (such as 1:24 p.m.)
A teammate asking a stranger if they can marry them (extra points if the stranger says "Yes")
Atleast two teammates hanging upside down on the monkey bars singing the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the tune of a Beatles song
A dog relieving himself on a fire hydrant
Get a stranger to let you bowl for him/her during their own game (extra points if you get a Strike)
A team member going to a department…
that the Junkies would do anything to get drugs such as beating up innocent by standards. A metaphor statement “Me on king kong standin’ on my back” (Stanza 6, Line 9) is a term used for heroin addicts. Except, others used monkey on their backs, but the speaker of the poem used “king kong”. He used that term to stress out how huge the problem was and by representing, that it was difficult for him quit the use of heroin. The thoughts of the projects being dangerous were underestimated. Other…
By: Ashlynn Lloyd
April 20, 2015
Biomes share animals, plants and climates.
In rainforest, tropical flowers will bloom.
Oceans temperature very by depth.
Many trees, attract precipitation.
Every day animal habitats are affected in different location.
Tundra means treeless lands.
Unusually cold temps. 3 to 12 c
Deep snow stops trees from growing
Rainfall averages 10in a year
Animal population changes during seasons
wolfpack and became good friends with a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera.
Imperialism, colonialism, racism and nationalism are all in this novel. Rudyard Kipling is known
to put these topics in his writing especially in the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling
wrote tales and
poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children.
Rudyard grew up in India and bases his writing in that country. Throughout this novel
Rudyard Kipling is showing Imperialism and colonialism. Rudyard Kipling is portraying that the