Jonathan Swift Answering The Q

Did Jonathan Swift's literary works reflect the life and times in which he lived? While researching for this paper I have read many criticisms, biographies and articles. In reading those I have come to the conclusion that his works clearly represented his life and times. I hope that by the end of this paper you agree.
Jonathan Swift was born only 7 months after his father's death, on November 30th, 1667. His mother raised Jonathan at the expense of his Uncle Goodwin. It is believed that his Uncle Goodwin wasn't rich and therefor Jonathan was no stranger to poverty. Despite his uncle's lack of funds he still had a nurse who took care of him. His nurse grew so attached to ...

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University, Jonathan Swift went against the college's curriculum and its disciplinary fashions. It was because of his rebellious attitude that Swift got the worst punishment given by the college, he got his degree by special favor.
Shortly after college Jonathan Swift left Ireland. He went to live with his mother but was turned away because she herself was living with friends. She told him to get a job with Sir William Temple who was a retired statesman. He got the job and worked for 20 pounds a year. Swift worked with Temple for several years but their relationship wasn't very good. Swift eventually left Temple's and got a job as prebend of Kilroot were he made 100 pounds a year.
He left that job shortly and was gratefully accepted back into the services of Sir William Temple. Jonathan Swift and Temple quickly became good friends and Jonathan went back to work right away. He finished Tale of the Tub and completed The Battle of the Books but both of them weren't ...

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In the seventeenth century, England was primarily an agronomic place. There were many farmers, laborers and tenants that made up most of the population. London was the mercantile, economic, administrative, and social core of England. It had a substantial middle-class and was the residence of the Restoration Court. (McDougal, p334)
"The restoration of the monarchy meant the restoration of Parliament and of the established Church of England" (McDougal, p335). Charles, leader of the Anglican Church, wanted to remain tolerable, but the Anglican bishops and the country squires in Parliament took hard maneuvers towards Protestant dissenters and also towards Catholics
whom ...

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Added: 8/30/2008 07:10:12 AM
Category: English
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