Their initial assessment of Gulliver was that he was a Yahoo, but due to his clothing, his dislike for the food that Yahoos love, and his ability to learn to pronounce words in the Houyhnhnm language, they determine that he is not a Yahoo. Furthermore, Gulliver requests not to be referred to by that name, and the Houyhnhnms consent. Gulliver engrosses himself in the Houyhnhnm culture and eventually learns to speak the language. Undoubtedly recognizing the similarities between him and the yahoos, Gulliver attempts to distinguish himself from them.
With this statement, Swift used the fact that the parents of these children are too poor to raise them. So, in order to keep them from being a burden, they should make them useful to society, instead. Swift only considered what makes sense, and not how the actions would effect anyone emotionally. He used only reason and no emotion throughout the essay. Swift wrote, "For first, as I have already observed, it would greatly lessen the number of papists; with whom we are yearly overrun, being the principal breeders of the nation as well as our most dangerous enemies..."
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
Do they use key words from the title or question?
Do they answer the question directly?
Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
"This carried on until Vince locked him out of the house. Link went over to stay at his sister's for the night, and when returning home next morning Vince slapped him a few times on the head for worrying his mother. In my opinion this wasn't a good 'enough' reason for link to make himself homeless. Swindells could have it made it much harsher for Link which would have been made it more effect and real.
Swindells also tries to write as a modern 16 year old when portraying Link. He makes lots of"
"In conclusion, The Rape of the Lock and A Modest Proposal are prime examples of the two main types of satire. Pope's piece exhibits the good-humoured Horatian style, through which he can make his point without alienating or offending anyone. Swift's piece, on the other hand, highlights the shocking and harsh value of a savage attack. Both pieces are effective in their own ways, largely due to the fact that they had distinctly different goals. For example, the Juvenalian style would not have effectively settled the dispute Pope was attempting to resolve in his poem, as it would have only served to cause offence and probably made the situation worse. Similarly, the Horatian style would no have been suitable in an assault on the government's ethics, as something on such a large scale would have to stand out, which a mere teasing would not achieve. The style of satire is significantly dependant on the target audience and what the writer/poet is setting out to achieve, as the very nature of satire is extremely liable to cause damage through its ridiculing and mocking features.
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"Certainly, though Knowles spends only a relatively small part of his treatise directly analyzing this section of the novel, he does an excellent job. He explores the various degrees and devices of satire employed by Swift. In some of his concluding pages Knowles focuses on some of the ironies of Houyhnhnm superiority. The Houyhnhnms have great difficulty in deciding whether or not to banish Gulliver. What is his status in their rigid social structure? They are not capable of seeing beyond their own two-dimensional country. Perhaps the most telling incident, a "symbol of Houyhnhnm limitation," is when Gulliver spots a tiny island in the distance through his small telescope, but the sorrel Houyhnhnm who has befriended him sees only a "cloud". He "had no Conception of a Country beside his own" (Knowles 140). Knowles' conclusion, of course, is that Houyhnhnm "myopia" was, in some ways, even worse than mankind's."
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