1. What is the purpose of satire (in general)?
2. Why does Swift use satire – and is it effective?
3. Based on what you know about this time period, why would satire be a major feature of the “Age of Reason”?
Following this, we read excerpts from Gulliver's Travels, starting on page 566 in the green books. We then answered the following questions: 1-4, 6-8, and 10.