Political Allegory in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver's Travels


  • Gopal Chauta Research Scholar, Department of English, Patna University,Patna, India




Gulliver's Travels is written by Seventeenth century Anglo-Irish prose writer Jonathan Swift. Jonathan swift employed literary device called invective, satire in his writing to cure social malaise of seventeenth century society. Gulliver's travels are a political allegory in which seventeenth century society is highlighted in many aspects. There is a character called Lemuel Gulliver which is enterprising and adventurous underwent a voyage to Lilliput. The author gives some account of himself and family. His first inducement to travel. He is shipwrecked and swims for his life gets safe on shore in the country of Lilliput is made prisoner and carried up the country. The emperor of Lilliput attended by several of the nobility, come to see the author in his confinement. The Emperor's person and habit described. Learned men appointed to teach the author the language. He gains favor by his mild disposition. His pockets are searched and his sword & pistols taken from him.


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How to Cite

Chauta, G. (2021). Political Allegory in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(4), 111–118. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i4.10988