Emerging Forms of the Part II of Jonathan Swift's Novel “Gulliver’s Travels” Cover Image

Гротескні форми ІІ частини роману Джонатана Свіфта «Мандри Гуллівера»
Emerging Forms of the Part II of Jonathan Swift's Novel “Gulliver’s Travels”

Author(s): Svitlana Tikhonenko
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature
Published by: Altezoro, s. r. o. & Dialog
Keywords: Jonathan Swift; grotesque; semantic text field; author's art model; contrast; ambivalence;

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the study of grotesque forms in Jonathan Swift's novel "Gulliver’s Travels" based on the text of part II of the novel "A Voyage to Brobdingnag". On the basis of the selected actual material, displays of the grotesque elements in the semantic field of the work’s text are traced. The grotesque world of the novel is the author's model of mankind, in which J. Swift presents his view not only on the state of the modern system of England, but also on the nature of man in general, reveals the peculiarities of the psychology of human nature, especially human socialization. In part II, the author continues to develop a complex and contradictory picture of human existence in front of the reader, the world of giants appears as an ambivalent system in which the features of an ideal society and ideal ruler, in author’s opinion, with the ugly face of man and society, are marvelously combined.

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 1009-1015
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Ukrainian