History Literature / GulliversTravels

6th Mar '17 2:57:50 PM mlsmithca
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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in {{A Modest Proposal}}.
6th Mar '17 8:55:18 AM BoggiFroggy
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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in {{Modest Proposal}}.

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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in {{Modest {{A Modest Proposal}}.
6th Mar '17 8:53:52 AM BoggiFroggy
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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in [[A Modest Proposal]].

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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in [[A Modest Proposal]].{{Modest Proposal}}.
6th Mar '17 8:52:40 AM BoggiFroggy
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** {{YMMV}}: Gulliver's Travels is more Menippean satire, as it attacks the culture, attitudes, and beliefs of 18th century Europe rather than any specific person or institution. Swift writes Gulliver as a novel, strikes a volley of different targets, and describes many fantastic events and characters; all a different approach than the one Swift takes in [[A Modest Proposal]].
26th Jan '17 3:31:48 AM Saveelich
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There also a TV mini-series starring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. In this version Dr. Gulliver has returned to his family from a long absence. The action shifts back and forth between flashbacks of his travels and the present where he is telling the story of his travels and has been committed to an asylum. It is notable for being one of the very few adaptations to feature all four voyages, and is considered the closest adaptation to the book despite taking several liberties, such as Gulliver not returning home between each part.

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There also a TV mini-series starring Ted Danson Creator/TedDanson and Mary Steenburgen.Creator/MarySteenburgen. In this version Dr. Gulliver has returned to his family from a long absence. The action shifts back and forth between flashbacks of his travels and the present where he is telling the story of his travels and has been committed to an asylum. It is notable for being one of the very few adaptations to feature all four voyages, and is considered the closest adaptation to the book despite taking several liberties, such as Gulliver not returning home between each part.
18th Dec '16 10:45:07 PM Doug86
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''Gulliver's Travels'' has [[TheFilmOfTheBook been filmed]] several times, but most of the adaptations omit the last two voyages. Often, a {{bowdlerise}}d version of the voyage is printed as a children's book. Go [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels here]] for the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]] animated film version, and [[GulliversTravels2010Film here]] for the 2010 film starring Jack Black. In 1968 Creator/HannaBarbera produced a loosely-inspired animated adaptation ''The Adventures of Gulliver'' about teenaged Gary Gulliver.

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''Gulliver's Travels'' has [[TheFilmOfTheBook been filmed]] several times, but most of the adaptations omit the last two voyages. Often, a {{bowdlerise}}d version of the voyage is printed as a children's book. Go [[WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels here]] for the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]] animated film version, and [[GulliversTravels2010Film [[Film/GulliversTravels2010 here]] for the 2010 film starring Jack Black. In 1968 Creator/HannaBarbera produced a loosely-inspired animated adaptation ''The Adventures of Gulliver'' about teenaged Gary Gulliver.
13th Dec '16 7:30:23 PM Demetrios
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* FromBadToWorse: The causes of Gulliver's (mis)adventures gets worse with each part of the book. In the first part, he gets shipwrecked. In the second, he gets abandoned. In the third, he gets attacked by pirates. In the fourth, his own crew mutinies against him.
26th Nov '16 11:12:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbridgedForChildren: ''Gulliver's Travels'' has appeared in children's abridgements, generally consisting only of the Lilliput and Brobdingnag sections, as tiny and gigantic people were thought to be easier for kids to relate to than scientific frauds, BlessedWithSuck immortals, historical satire and out-and-out misanthropy. The Lilliputian-fire extinguishing scene is always naturally euphemized.
16th Nov '16 6:36:10 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* BunglingInventor: Everyone in Balbinarbi is this.
* CannotTellALie: Gulliver prides himself on his honesty, especially in the face of "dishonest" traveler's tales.


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* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Gulliver considers the Portuguese captain who rescued him as this, as well as an English queen Swift was fond of.
13th Oct '16 12:28:56 PM Racso
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* GoingNative: By the end of his journey, Gulliver considers the Houyhnhnms superior and starts calling himself a Yahoo.
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