Litertature as Satire
How can literature be used to make a statement about the need for social change?
Swift's Background and it's role in the satire
Gulliver as a naive narrator in Book I
Role Reversal in Book 2
How are Swift's views as a clergyman and political activist reflected in this novel?
How does Gulliver's naivete contribute to the message and effect of Book I?
As Gulliver's role changes in Book 2, what do we learn about both Gulliver and his society?
Evaluating Human Achievement in Book 3
Human Pride in Book 4
Literary Structure of the Satire
What point is Swift trying to make by describing human achievements in this section of the satire?
How do the qualities of the Houynyhms highlight the flaws in our society?
How has Swift structured his satire to manipulate the reader's response to Gulliver's Travels?
Extending Thinking Lesson: