THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Gulliver's Travels
By Jonathan Swift

A paper by Richard Webster exploring the role played by the doctrine of Original Sin in Gulliver's Travels. Webster assesses various critical appraisals of Swift, including those of George Orwell, Theodore O. Wedel, Roland Mushat Frye, and Dr. Johnson.
A paper by Shirley Galloway examining Swift's use of satire in this novel through an analysis of structure and metaphor, a discussion of his attacks on politics and religion, and an exploration of his critique on the essence and flaws of human nature.
The text of a lecture delivered by Ian Johnston on Gulliver's Travels.
An essay by Sue Bennett which examines several critical reactions to Swift's book.