History Literature / GulliversTravels

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."''
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.
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