miércoles, 30 de junio de 2010

Read-Along: Everything Comes to An End

This is my final post for the read-along of one of the greatest books I have ever read!

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift was an awesome books full of adventures, ironies, wit and incredible things, sadly, it has come to an end.

This book has shown me lots of human aspects, as I said the past post: satirical, political, humanistic... and now the utopian one is showed with the Houyhnhnms (again, a funny weird name), which are clever & sweet smelling horses, they live a clean life without lies, their society is uncorrupted, innocent & polite, and that's why Gulliver likes them and doesn't wants to leave that place.

Also, there lives the Yahoo's, which are human, filthy, vulgar creatures, slaves for the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver compares them with the Houyhnhnms and places himself in the middle, also he is considered over the Yahoo's because of his clothes, meaning that the Houyhnhnms accept him as somthing different, so Gulliver tries to immitate the Houyhnhnms over the Yahoo's.

Then Gulliver explained how are lawyers and goverment, the corruption, the injustice. He lives there for 3 years, although, after an assembly which is hold each 4 years he is asked to leave.

That's how he goes home at last, but nobody believes anything of his trips, his pride is fading and his family is happy to have him with them again.

This book is an ode for the whole humanity, it shows human behavior and some of human's faults and virtues. This book makes you think of everything in the world, no matter if it is a moral, political or social issue. Definitively, a must read for everybody!

I want to say thank you to Allie from A Literary Odyssey for holding this read-along, it was awesome!

1 comentario:

bibliophilica dijo...

I'm really glad I read along with everyone for Gulliver's Travels.
I've enjoyed reading your posts and everyone else's.

This was probably the most thought-provoking book I've read this year.

-Jay