Brit Lit exam: Gulliver's Travels
Terms in this set (17)
Facts about the Englightenment period
more people in the middle class could read
people heard more scientific explanations for natural phenomena
What did the Tories do?
obedient to the crown and church of England
What did the Whigs do?
sought to limit the power of both the crown and the church of England
How does Gulliver end up on the island of Lilliput?
his ship wrecked and he was washed to shore
Why do the Lilliputians agree to free Gulliver?
he signs a contract governing his freedom
What does Gulliver discover has happened to him when he awakens in Lilliput?
he has been tied down
How are Lilliputians selected for high positions at the royal court?
they must jump up and down on a rope without falling off, whoever jumps the highest without falling off is given the position
what conflict led to war between Lilliput and Blefuscu?
the emperor's mandate regarding which end of the egg to break
What conflict exists between the High-Heels and the Low-Heels
the Low-Heels want to reform the constitution and the High-Heels do not
How are the people of Brobdingnag different from the people of Lilliput?
the Brobdingnagians are larder than Gulliver
Why does Gulliver reveal his presence instead of continuing to hide in Brobdingnag?
he is afraid that he will be cut in two with the repears blade
What is not an example of satire?
Gulliver being a doctor in land full of people who are ill and corrupt
The best description of the king of Brobdingnag's reaction to Gulliver's historical account of England?
indignation that the English system is better
the author most likely has Gulliver stress the king of Brobdingnag's intelligence so that you will....
agree with the king that England's government is flawed
Satire in Whig and Tories
the tories are like the high-heels because they stick to the ancient constitution whereas the whigs are like the low-heels because they want reform. satire because they dont get along
Satire between Catholics and Protestants
the Catholics and Protestants are like the Big-endians and the little-endians. they argue over something as trivial as which end to break an egg, but in the end what is inside the egg doesn't change just as Christ doesn't change in the Catholic and Protestant church
How do satire and parody differ?
satire brings about social reform where as parody is just to be humorous and/or offensive