Gulliver’s travels is another work by Jonathan Swift. It is written in the form of an ”autobiographical travel journal”. In this chapter Gulliver visits the land of the horses (Houyhnhnms) where horses are wise and humans (yahoos) are brutes.
Vice: moral weakness
Discourse: spoken communication on a subject, talking
Maxim: a saying that is widely accepted, a rule
We will listen to:
1. What is satire?
2. What is Swift’s purpose with Gulliver’s travels? What picture does he give of human civilization in the story you heard?
3. Men are called yahoos, what impression of mankind does this give, do you think?