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    My teacher made me read this book!!!

    I read the first 2 parts of Gulliver's travels and i liked it. then I read the 3rd part and i have no idea what i read about. I just cant get into it! I still have to read 100 pages in 8 days and wright and essay on it! I have no idea what to wright and i hope that if anyone has read it that they can talk to me and help, i'd appreciate it very much!!!<br><br>Thank You!<br><br>Sarah <br>you can e-mail me @ [email protected] if you can help me<br>

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    I think the important thing to realize about it is that it is a satire on Swift's culture. It helps to have a brief knowledge of the eighteenth century. The third part is very specifically satirizing the Royal Society of London which many thought, at the time, to be engaged in totally useless experiments.

    Edit: Whoops. Just noticed the three years late thing. Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyeuse View Post
    I think the important thing to realize about it is that it is a satire on Swift's culture. It helps to have a brief knowledge of the eighteenth century. The third part is very specifically satirizing the Royal Society of London which many thought, at the time, to be engaged in totally useless experiments.

    Edit: Whoops. Just noticed the three years late thing. Sorry!
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