Dystopian Narrators

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Your essay should present a clear, insightful central idea, should have a clear sense of order and logic, should be well developed with specific details to support your assertions, and should use effective language that is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Avoid plot summaries and provide quotations from the text to support your ideas. Also, it is suggested that you spend ample time writing and revising your essay.

Your Assignment:

  • Compare and contrast narrators from Gulliver's Travels(Part 4) AND Candide by Voltaire, discussing their "dystopian" themes or settings.

***For the research you complete, you must include at least two sources on each literary work. Do not simply repeat what someone else has concluded; instead, offer your own commentary or insight on what you have learned from your outside sources. You must also properly quote or paraphrase, including citations in MLA form.***

Formatting:

  • MLA. Access the Purdue OWL MLA Formatting and Style guide - https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
  • Typed/printed, double-spaced, 1" margins. Change them in "Page Setup" on the "File" menu.

  • Paragraphs indented 5 spaces at left; do not separate paragraphs by extra blank lines.

  • Quotations of 10 words or less should be integrated into the text; longer quotations should be indented 5 spaces at left and right margins, single spaced, and set off from the text of the essay by a blank line before and after the quotation. Be sure to include verse numbers or line numbers
  • All sources must be cited. Avoid citing college dictionaries, Wikipedia, or basic references such as the OED, Encyclopedia Britannica, etc. Instead, use the text, discussion postings, lesson notes, and any sources accessed from GALILEO for outside reference.
  • Your essay should have a specific title - one that suggests what is the most interesting or important about what you have to say. It's worth taking a little thought over the title, not only because it creates the first impression of your essay; coming up with a phrase which encapsulates your argument can help in focusing that argument. One popular strategy is to use a key phrase from the text followed by another phrase of clarification.

Be sure to save the assignment in .doc, .docx, or RTF format.


RESOURCES:

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/177/gullivers-travels/37...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942...

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MercyK254
School: UT Austin

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Dystopian Narrators
Gulliver's Travels and Candide by Voltaire are typical literatures that occurred during the
Age of Reason. Both narrators use satire to depict a dystopian society which is dysfunctional
and characterized by the suffering of people. The narrators of these works have several
similarities; for instance the both criticize human weakness. Furthermore, there are a lot of
differences between these two works. Gulliver's Travels by Swift has endlessly criticized the
human race. There is little or no instance where Swift has said virtuous qualities of the human
race. For example, humans are compared to yahoos – creatures that the main character hates the
most. Swift uses these creatures to satirize bad behaviors and characters of the human race. On
the other hand, Candide by Voltaire describes sad themes using criticism and jokes. The work
itself depicts a clear outlook on life through the narrator's satirical tone.
Both narrators display the vices of human beings in their works. Gulliver admits that
humans are like the yahoos after he did some comparisons between the yahoos and humans.
These vices are also exposed in Candide when Voltaire tells a narrative of the adventures of
Candide. The narrator describes Candide adventures and bizarre circumstances, he encounters.
The narrator uses satire to show how human beings are corrupt. These two works incorporate
philosophy thinking, which is passion against reason. They also question the human nature.

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Furthermore, these two narrators compare the real world that is full of evils with an
inexistence society that is imagined; the gold city Eldorado and horse society Houyhnhnm. The
civilization of the societies imagined is more rational for the human worl...

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Thanks, good work

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