Why is size important in Gulliver's travels?
Size can be recognized as a standard to measure and value the characteristic images in Gulliver’s travels, which are tiny people in Lilliput and giants in Brobdingnag.
What Swift show us is a satire about corruption of England.
As for those tiny people, they are smart and curious about Gulliver so much. Although they find a way to trap Gulliver at the beginning of the travel of Gulliver, he does not afraid of them at all. I reckon that the way which Gulliver thinks about those people might be normal but prideful, which is exactly the same as the way Swift try to describe the British - arrogant people with improvident vision.
In the other way, those giants living in Brobdingnag are honorable with a sense of self-sufficiency. Some sense of sanity, dignity and integrity are full of their country, which reminds me of people living in Plato’s Utopia who care about truth and knowledge and put them in perspective.
I couldn'thelp but start to think about how pessimistic and anguished Swift is. Yet he had nothing to do for changing that situation of England at that time when he knew all the incurable corrupt and hopeless future of government.
The one of the differences between Lilliput and Brobdingnag is size, obviously, while the biggest and the most significant difference between both of kingdom is not size but values.
Size is a vital clue to be reckoned, which hints us to think about whether the value and the attitude of future that we have need to be pondered over or not.
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