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In Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift uses “masks” such as imaginary land and people, and fictional conflicts. What dangers may have been involved in naming real people, places, or beliefs?

It is possible Swift may have been punished for overtly insulting the monarchy or the Church.
It is possible Swift may have been sued for using names without legal permission.
It is possible Swift may have been publicly castigated as an atheist for criticizing religious schisms.
It is possible Swift may have been characterized as unimaginative if he used real names, places, and conflicts.

2 Answer

  • i say the answer is C but if its wrong sorry
  • Answer:

    It is possible Swift may have been punished for overtly insulting the monarchy or the Church.

    Explanation:

    In "Gulliver's Travels," Swift uses satire in order to criticize many institutions of society, including the aristocracy, the Church and the monarchy. However, doing so in his time could have been very dangerous. He could have been punished for overtly insulting the monarchy or the Church. Therefore, Swift uses "masks" to hide the identity of the characters he is criticizing.

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