May 1, 2007

Term Paper Draft Completed: I Think...

So I managed to create 15 1/2 quality pages about Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and I think that it is a well written paper. I think that I applied two different criticisms, authorial intent and mimesis, and rather than bashing one, I said how both of these were a necessary combination to this argument. Now that that's said, I'm sure that Dr. Jerz is tearing my paper a new @$$****.

I decided to argue that in order for Jonathan Swift to portray his message that humanity is flawed, and needs to change, he has to create some realistic characteristics to these characters in order for his audience to see these flaws. I argued such points about views of politics and government, religion, morality, instinctive behavior, human interaction and communication, and the optimistic hope for a new society. I also argued that Swift needed to portray the worst and best case scenarios in the Yahoos and Houyhnhms in order to lead his audience into heading in the positive direction. This is the basis of my paper; there is much more that went into this.

The "blood, sweat, and tears" that was put into this paper can not be described by words. Not leaving your keyboard for 5-6 hours at a time is something that I would like to think is dedication, and I hope that the material that I have acquired over the past 3 1/2 months was integrated into this final paper. Now, I am just waiting for feedback, both from my peers and from my professor. I hope that the people that read this understand the effort and dedication that went into this paper, because I understand that you are going through the same process that I am.

Posted by The Gentle Giant at May 1, 2007 11:47 PM
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