Gulliver’s Travels

by: Jonathan Swift

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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Which of the following conflicts illustrates the novel’s theme of power as an exercise in moral correctness?

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Gulliver’s visits to each society symbolize his longing for ___.

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Which motif does Swift use to rebut the noble ideas about humanity that were popular amongst philosophers of his time?

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Which society/people in the book symbolizes human beings’ grandiose pride in their puny lives?

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Which society/people is closest to the Platonic ideal, governed by reason, honesty, and community?