Satire Study Guide (Gulliver's Travels)
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The highest-ranking pilgrim in the group. He fought in many wars and is the model of chivalry and courtesy. _____
A tight-lipped man of business who is secretly in debt. He is anxious for trade routes to be guarded on the seas.
A rich landowner who loved to eat and drink. He has a white beard and is a "model among the landed gentry.
the wife of bath
this traveler is deaf, has gapped teeth, and wears red hose. She is well-traveled and an expert on love
The narrator of The Canterbury Tales.
A "proper forester" who has a longbow and a "head like a nut." He is an attendant of the knight
How many pilgrims are going on the journey?
How many stories is each pilgrim supposed to tell?
Who is giving the pilgrims a prize for the best story?
What is the prize for the best story?
King Arthurs time
When does the story of the "Wife of Bath" take place?
The queen has a question she wants answered
Why does the king agree to spare the knight's life?
in their bedroom on their wedding night
Where does the old woman lecture the knight on gentility,poverty,and age?
. Between a beautiful unfaithful wife and an ugly faithful wife
What choice does the old lady offer the knight?
What social issues are detailed in the first paragraph of Swift's paper?
What specific problem does Swift propose to solve in the second and third paragraphs?
There are so many poor young kids and they are unproductive, so he wants to do something about that.
Swift acts as an economist for what country?
Where is Swift from?
Where is he living when he writes this paper?
saying one thing but meaning another
audience is aware, but the characters are not
Discrepancy between what is supposed to happen and what actually happens.
poking fun at something by mimicking or imitating it
taunting on a personal level by saying something and meaning the opposite
An imitation; meant to demean or insult
humorous arrangement of items so they descent from grandiose to absurd
Lilliput; (little people)
Part one of Gulliver's travels is in ___ and involves
Part 2 of Gulliver's travels is in ____ and involves
Part 3 of Gullivers travles is in ___ and involves
Houyhnhnms; talking horses
Part 4 of Gullivers travels in in ____ and involves
undermines by saying LESS than what one means to say (subtle)
exaggerates (hyperbole) for the purpose of drawing attention to error/flaw
Playfully criticizes some social vice through gentle, mild, and light-hearted humor. It directs wit & exaggeration.
Contemptuous and abrasive; addresses social evil through scorn, outrage, and savage ridicule. This form is often pessimistic, characterized by irony, sarcasm, and moral, with less emphasis on humor.
mocking common classical stereotypes or heroes of literature.
what do women most desire?
What question must the knight answer to save his life?
What is not something the pardoner cures with his relics?
Considers himself bound by the laws of hospitality
According to the text, why does Gulliver decide not to attack the Liliaputians or seize and dash them against the ground?
jump the highest
The people that can do what are picked for the best jobs?
Company of English lords and ladies in their birthday clothes acting parts in a courtly manner
What practice by these people did Gulliver find ridiculous
the low heels and the high heels
What are the two factions in Lilliput called?
Small End because the Emperor hurt his finger when breaking it on the large end.
What end of the egg do the Liliputians break their egg on
He preaches that the money is the root of all evil and is greedy
why is the pardoner a hypocrite?
gambling, drinking, visits to public houses
What questionable activities were the men in the beginning of the tale involved in?
Who fights with the Pardoner at the end of the story
his friend who was killed by death and A friend of the guy who ended up on a bench dead drunk
According to the tavern knave, whose corpse is in the coffin passing by the tavern?
find and destroy death and live and die for each other
What do the three friends agree to do?
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