History Literature / GulliversTravels

19th Apr '16 12:24:30 AM Geoduck
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* NobodyPoops: Averted with a vengeance. Along with the examples listed elsewhere on this page, while in Lilliput, a couple of luckless locals get stuck with the job of carting off Gulliver's solid waste every day.
26th Mar '16 3:03:56 PM starofjusticev21
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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''.

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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''.
Gulliver'' about teenaged Gary Gulliver.
12th Mar '16 10:06:44 AM Omeganian
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** Actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed,]] since such measures are almost never used, because they are able to seriously harm or even destroy Laputa; in one case, Laputians had to agree with demands of a rebellious city whose inhabitants were threatening to set Laputa on fire if they decided to land on them.

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** Actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed,]] since such measures are almost never used, because they are able to seriously harm or even destroy Laputa; in one case, Laputians had to agree with demands of a rebellious city whose inhabitants were threatening turned out to set Laputa on fire if they decided to land on them.have a way of turning the landing into a crash.
12th Feb '16 5:51:20 AM TheUnknownUploader
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%%** In Brobdingnag, everyone is a giant, as well as poor and judgemental

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%%** In Brobdingnag, everyone is a giant, as well as poor and judgementaljudgmental.
%%** In Laputa, everyone is a KnowNothingKnowItAll; in Brobdingnag everyone is a crackpot inventor; and in Glubdubdrib everyone is a necromancer.
%%** In Houyhnhnm-Land, all Houyhnhnms are [[IntellectualAnimal Intellectual Animals]] (even the servant race), and the Yahoos are AlwaysChaoticEvil ([[FieryRedhead redheads even more so]]).
12th Feb '16 5:41:24 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted when two female Yahoos in heat set their sights on a bathing Gulliver, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters who is horrified to think he could be mistaken for a Yahoo.]]



%%* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The inventions in the academy of Balnibarbi are so ridiculous they fall under this category. %% Still needs more context. What makes the inventions so ridiculous?

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%%* * ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The inventions in the academy of Balnibarbi are so ridiculous they fall under this category. %% Still needs more context. What makes category, satirizing the inventions so ridiculous?"scientific advancements" in Swift's time.



* OutsideContextHero: Gulliver, in Lilliput and Houyhnhnm-Land. Not so much in Brobdingnag (they had dwarves there,



%%* PlanetOfHats: All the countries Gulliver visits, but especially Laputa. %% Which hats do they have?

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%%* PlanetOfHats: All the countries Gulliver visits, but especially Laputa. %% Which hats do visits:
%%** In Lilliput, everyone is a minuscule war-monger that believes in cracking boiled eggs on the little-end. Blefuscu is the same, except
they have?believe eggs should be cracked on the ''big''-end.
%%** In Brobdingnag, everyone is a giant, as well as poor and judgemental
8th Feb '16 5:59:30 AM Freshmeat
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One of the precursors of SpeculativeFiction, ''Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships'' was written by Creator/JonathanSwift as a parody of the [[ForgottenTrope now-dead genre]] of traveller's tale, satirising 18th century follies, but is now, sadly, largely remembered as a children's tale, despite being Swift's MagnumOpus and a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids heavily satirical and adult book]].

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One of the precursors of SpeculativeFiction, ''Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships'' was written by Creator/JonathanSwift as a parody of the [[ForgottenTrope now-dead genre]] of traveller's tale, satirising 18th century follies, but is now, sadly, largely remembered as a children's tale, despite being Swift's MagnumOpus masterpiece and a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids heavily satirical and adult book]].
7th Feb '16 3:10:31 PM nombretomado
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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 [[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''.

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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 [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[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''.
29th Dec '15 2:52:26 PM margdean56
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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 Empress' 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 Empress' Empress's palace, he uses an enema syringe.



** Actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed,]] since such measures are almost never used, because they are able to seriously harm or even destroy Laputa, and in one case, Laputians had to agree with demands of a rebellious city where inhabitants were threatening to set Laputa on fire if they decide to land on them.

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** Actually [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed,]] since such measures are almost never used, because they are able to seriously harm or even destroy Laputa, and Laputa; in one case, Laputians had to agree with demands of a rebellious city where whose inhabitants were threatening to set Laputa on fire if they decide decided to land on them.



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Liliput. The treasurer and general have the king wrapped around their fingers, and people are elected based off how well they do at limbo and tight-rope walking.

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Liliput.Lilliput. The treasurer and general have the king wrapped around their fingers, and people are elected based off how well they do at limbo and tight-rope walking.
29th Dec '15 2:47:58 PM margdean56
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Subverted; the Laputans are absent-minded alright, but none of them have any hidden intelligence to speak of.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Subverted; the Laputans are absent-minded alright, all right, but none of them have any hidden intelligence to speak of.
14th Dec '15 8:24:37 AM fruitstripegum
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Humphry Carpenter made a WholePlotReference to the book "MrMajeika on the Internet", which includes modernized parallels to the lands of the Lilliputians, Brobdingnagians, Laputans and Houyhnhnms, as well as a mouse named Gulliver.
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