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Possible Paper Topics for Gulliver's Travels

1. Political allegory in Part I

2. Swift's view of education

3. Swift's view of politics

4. Swift's view of science

5. The theme of pride

6. The use of irony

7. The use of satire

8. Images of disgust

9. Swift's position on war

10. The land of Houyhnhnms as a utopia

11. Brobdingnag as a utopia

12. Development of Gulliver from Part I through Part IV

13. The pride of Gulliver

14. A comparison of the Lilliputians and the Brobdingnagians

15. Justification of the King of Brobdingnag calling the seventeenth century in English history a "heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, etc."

16. Justification of Swift's bitterness by the misfortunes of his life