Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, reviewed by Akshita

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Reviewed by
Name: Akshita
School: Gyan Mandir Public School

1. About the Author

Jonathan Swift was born in Ireland in 1667. He went to school in Ireland. He began writing poetry and essays. He become very popular. He continued to write and become even more popular in Ireland. Swift began to write his most famous work, Gulliver’s Travels, in 1721 and finished it in 1725. Gulliver’s Travels was published anonymously in 1726 and was an instant success.

2. Characters

(i) Gulliver – a young man.
(ii) Lilliputions – the tiny people who lived in Lalliput
(iii) King – the ruler of Lillput
(iv) Reldresol – a man high up in government.

3. Book Review

Gulliver was a doctor on ship. One day there was a bad storm and Gulliver’s boot turned over and he fell into the sea. After sometime he come to land. When he opened his eyes he come to know he is in a city named Lilliput and all the people of city were as small as the hand of Gulliver’s. Gulliver was tied with ropes. After some time he was taken to a temple, the kind of Lilliput went there to meet him. He was the tallest person of the city. Gulliver requested to leave him free and the king agreed. After that Gulliver went to see the city. Two weeks later a person named Reldresol come to Gulliver and told him that Lilliput was at war with Blisfuscu, he also told him to help them in fighting against the city of Blisfuscu. When Gulliver went to Blifuscu by ship he brought the ship of Blefuscu to Lilliput when he come there he was the ship was empty and then he refused to fight. Some people of Lilliput got angry and told the King all the bad things about Gulliver. King ordered to give Gulliver less food until he died when he heard about this he went to seashore and a ship found him and took him to England.

4. My Opinion

My opinion about the book is very nice. This book is very educative and interesting. It is a very good for children and as well as for adults. Through this book Swift also wanted people to look at their lives and see all the things that were wrong.

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