Gullivers Travels Essay

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To improve my English and to widen my horizon, this month I chose to read the famous novel “Gulliver’s Travels” (A simplified copy which I finnaly know that the book has omitted the last voyage. But it doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the stories). Compared with “The Three Musketeers”, I thought it was more interesting for us. “Gulliver’s Travels” is written by Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift was a well-known satirist who was born at Dublin of English parents in 1667. As many other lengends, he was brought up in the circumstances of extreme poverty. Fortunately, he received a few education and he came to know the society himself and turned out to be a greatest master of grave irony. “Gulliver’s Travels” is one of his most wonderful masterpieces. Firstly, I’d just like to describe the fascinating stories according to my memories. The book structure was organized chronologically, with the chapters separating important events so that we can understand them better. The story is told first person in the view of an adventurer named Lemuel Gulliver., a plainspoken simple straightforward man with some education both as a navigator and a doctor. In the first chapter, Gulliver and his crews set sail from Bristol. On their way, they were driven by a violent storm to the north-west of Van Diemen’s Land. The tough storm brought Gulliver to an island where all the inhabitants were all about 6 feet high, let alone the horses, plants and farms. Gulliver was such a calm and clever man that he knew how to adjust himself under the circumstance that he was trapped as soon as he woke up. The emperor of Lilliput turned out not to be as hostility as he thought. Then he acted as a servant who obeyed almost all of his orders. After learning the language, he began to be used to the life there. Gulliver was really a smart person, in order to survive in the Lilliput; he was always in
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