History Literature / GulliversTravels

18th Nov '17 2:12:32 PM TheUnknownUploader
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18th Nov '17 2:09:28 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Dr Bates gets only a cursorial mention in the book; in the mini-series he has Gulliver committed to an insane asylum so that he can marry Gulliver's wife.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Dr Bates gets only a cursorial mention in the book; in the mini-series he has Gulliver committed to an insane asylum so that he can marry Gulliver's wife.wife.
* BedlamHouse: The original Bedlam House, no less.
* CompositeCharacter: All of Gulliver's children are replaced a single son named Tom.
** The Brobdingnagian King's role is given to the Queen.
* GenderFlip: The Brobdingnagian king is replaced with the Queen, and Gulliver's Houyhnhnm master is now a mistress.
* HappilyMarried: Gulliver and his wife Mary, as opposed to the novel.
11th Nov '17 9:34:23 AM Omeganian
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** In Brobdingnag, Gulliver mentions many women liked undressing him and undressing in front of him, as well as doing other things which he hardly describes, but found unpleasant due to CloseUpGrossUp.

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** In Brobdingnag, Gulliver mentions many women liked undressing him and undressing in front of him, as well as doing other things which he hardly describes, but found unpleasant due to CloseUpGrossUp.GrossUpCloseUp.
5th Nov '17 11:41:31 PM Omeganian
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** In the Houyhnhnm-land Gulliver is almost raped by a Yahoo teen girl.

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** In the Houyhnhnm-land Gulliver is almost raped by a Yahoo teen preteen girl.
14th Oct '17 7:14:10 AM Omeganian
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* AllWomenAreLustful: The men of Laputa are so focused on mathematics and astronomy they probably can't remember women even exist. So whenever a visitor from another country comes up, the women of Laputa rush on the opportunity.

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* AllWomenAreLustful: AllWomenAreLustful:
** In Brobdingnag, Gulliver mentions many women liked undressing him and undressing in front of him, as well as doing other things which he hardly describes, but found unpleasant due to CloseUpGrossUp.
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The men of Laputa are so focused on mathematics and astronomy they probably can't remember women even exist. So whenever a visitor from another country comes up, the women of Laputa rush on the opportunity.
** In the Houyhnhnm-land Gulliver is almost raped by a Yahoo teen girl.


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* GulliverTieDown: The TropeNamer.


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* LegallyDead: In order to prevent the Struldbrugs from concentrating all wealth in their hands, they are made that at the age of eighty.
13th Sep '17 4:52:24 PM Hatshepsut
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On Gulliver's third, and less well-known, voyage, his ship is attacked by {{pirate}}s, but he is rescued by the flying island of Laputa, home to a society of proto-{{TV Genius}}es. After various incidents, including the first description of bombing and a conversation with the ghosts of historical figures, Gulliver returns home via Japan. As mentioned below, a deleted section of this satire attacked the English for their treatment of Ireland, but for the most part it was intended as a scathing condemnation of the nascent European Enlightenment, with the {{TV Genius}}es representing the philosophers, scientists, and academics of his time.

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On Gulliver's third, and less well-known, voyage, his ship is attacked by {{pirate}}s, but he is rescued by the flying island of Laputa, home to a society of proto-{{TV Genius}}es. After various incidents, including the first description of aerial bombing and a conversation with the ghosts of historical figures, Gulliver returns home via Japan. As mentioned below, a deleted section of this satire attacked the English for their treatment of Ireland, but for the most part it was intended as a scathing condemnation of the nascent European Enlightenment, with the {{TV Genius}}es representing the philosophers, scientists, and academics of his time.
17th Jul '17 7:02:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Also, Creator/RobertAHeinlein wrote a scathing satire of the fourth journey in his YA novel ''Literature/StarmanJones'', stating that anyone who would prefer the anti-individualistic lifestyle of the Houyhnhnms over human free will doesn't deserve to be human to begin with. Swift would likely agree, given that the fourth journey was in part a scathing satire of the Enlightenment, which Swift ''loathed''.

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Also, Creator/RobertAHeinlein wrote a scathing satire of the fourth journey in his YA novel ''Literature/StarmanJones'', stating that anyone who would prefer the anti-individualistic lifestyle of the Houyhnhnms over human free will doesn't deserve to be human to begin with. Swift would likely agree, given that the fourth journey was in part a scathing satire of the Enlightenment, UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment, which Swift ''loathed''.
5th Jun '17 4:11:53 AM TheMadBaron
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The Struldbruggs, who [[AgeWithoutYouth just get more senile and decrepit as they age]].

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The Struldbruggs, Struldbrugs, who [[AgeWithoutYouth just get more senile and decrepit as they age]].



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!!'''The Ted Danson mini-series provides examples of:'''
*AdaptationalVillainy: Dr Bates gets only a cursorial mention in the book; in the mini-series he has Gulliver committed to an insane asylum so that he can marry Gulliver's wife.
3rd May '17 12:25:11 PM valar55
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** The title of the third voyage, going through several long and complicated countries' names before ending with Japan. At the time, Japan might have been an imaginary country as far as most gaijin were concerned: the only foreign presence was a tiny colony of Dutch traders at Nagasaki, with all other nationalities being forbidden from the islands on pain of death.

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** The title of the third voyage, going through several long and complicated countries' names before ending with Japan. At the time, Japan might have been an imaginary country as far as most gaijin ''gaijin'' were concerned: the only foreign presence was a tiny colony of Dutch traders at Nagasaki, with all other nationalities being forbidden from the islands on pain of death.



* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation]]: There have been numerous adaptations of the Lilliputian chapters into children's books with all the naughty stuff and political context stripped out. In one version, for instance, instead of peeing on Empress's palace, he uses an enema syringe.

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* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerisation]]: There have been numerous adaptations of the Lilliputian chapters into children's books with all the naughty stuff and political context stripped out. In one version, for instance, instead of peeing on the Empress's palace, he uses an enema syringe.
3rd May '17 12:03:30 PM valar55
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->''"It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end [...] Neither are any wars so furious and bloody, or of so long continuance a those occasioned by difference in opinion, especially if it be in things indifferent."''

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->''"It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end [...] Neither are any wars so furious and bloody, or of so long continuance a as those occasioned by difference in opinion, especially if it be in things indifferent."''
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