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Swift 's Satirical Voice and "Gulliver 's Travels".
In the fourth voyage to Houyhnhnms, there is a bitter poignant satire on human moral shortcomings. In Book One, Gulliver is shipwrecked on an unknown island named Lilliput, where he encounters a race of people "not six inches high". The Houyhnhnms seem to be reasonable, rational characters.
Gulliver gives us his reaction to the coarseness and ugliness of human body. Swift, also, wants to reform the society by pinpointing the vices and shortcoming. The four books written by Jonathan Swift could well be deemed masterpieces, for he utilizes a skilful parody of pseudo-scientific exploration journals and travel fiction to launch a veritable smorgasbord of satirical social and political attacks. The opening letter from Captain Gulliver to his cousin Sympson is an admirable introduction to Swift's propensity for irony; even Gulliver's most innocent disclaimers often prove to be satirical strikes at politics, hypocrisy, and even humanity. When Gulliver gives an account, to the King of Brobdingnag, of the life in his own country, the trade, the wars, the conflicts in religion, the political parties, the king remarks that the history of Gulliver's country seems to be a series of conspiracies, rebellions. Their smallness mirrors their small-mindedness as they spend their time indulging in ridiculous customs and petty debates; political affiliations, for example, are divided between men who wear high-heeled shoes (symbolic of the English. Swift here ridicules human pride and pretension. Every satirist is at heart a reformist. Tories ) and those who wear low ones (representing the English. Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses who are cleaner and more rational, communal, and benevolent (they have, most tellingly, no word for evil) than the brutish, filthy, greedy, and degenerate humanoid race called Yahoos whom they have tamedan ironic twist on the human-beast relationship. They hold meetings at which the difficulties of their population are discussed and solved. He also meets the Struldbrugs, who are immortal and, as a result, utterly miserable.