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Is Swift really a misanthrope?

January 17, 2009


The word ‘misanthrope’ means hater of mankind or the one who has a distrust for human character in general. To some extent Gulliver directs his satires towards the meanness of human being. The allegation of ‘misanthropy’ has been levelled against Swift in context of his book ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. In Book I, Gulliver is a ship’s […]