Discussion questions – Gulliver’s Travels Book I: “A Voyage to Lilliput”: Considering the above, why do you think Swift calls
- Considering the above, why do you think Swift calls the two rival political parties the Tramecksan and the Slamecksan? Are these completely nonsense words, or is Swift being clever here?
- What is Swift’s satirical target on the bottom of page 47 and continuing onto page 48?
- What is the difference between Big Endians and Little Indians? How does it parallel the difficulties between Catholics and Protestants in England? Note Henry VIII’s breaking away from Rome, Charles I lost his life, James II lost his throne, and that Blefuscu represents France, England’s (Lilliput’s) rival.
Asked on 19.06.2017 in English Literature.