Short Questions and Answers of “Gulliver’s Travels” by Swift

What is the symbolic significance of Lilliput?

Lilliput is symbolized the political, religious and social affairs of England. Small size signifies low morality, high-heels and low-heels signify the Whigs and Tories and big-endian and little-endian signify Catholic and Protestant etc.

How do the Lilliputians treat Gulliver when they first encounter him?

They fasten him in strings and put him on a cart which driven by thousands of miniature horses.

What is the significance of size in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’?

In ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ the small size signifies the low morality as selfish, vain, petty etc.(Lilliputian) and the big size signifies the high morality like noble, good, peaceful etc.(Brobdignagian).

Who is Gulliver?

Gulliver is the protagonist of the ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and narrator of the story. He belongs to middle-class family in Nottingham shire, England. He is intelligent and well educated.

Who are Lilliputians?

The Lilliputians are inhabitants of the island where Gulliver reached after his ship wrecked in the sea. They are six inches in height. They are ruled by an Emperor. They are selfish, vicious, morally corrupt, deceitful and jealous, filled with greed and ingratitude.
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Short Questions and Answers of ‘Love and Divine Poems’ by John Donne

What is sensuous love?

Sensuous love is a physical love or sexual love. In this love the animal passion for bodily love.

Define conjugal love in Donne’s poems?

Conjugal love is the married life. Donne’s poem  “A Valediction: forbidding mourning” is one example of conjugal love.

What are the three moods of love in Donne’s poems?

The three moods of love in Donne’s poetry are cynical love (anti woman), conjugal love(married life) and Platonic love(spiritual love).

What is metaphysical conceit?

Metaphysical conceit is a comparison between spiritual aspects and worldly things. In other words the two heterogeneous ideas were yoked together. For example: “He compares himself and his beloved with two hemispheres of the world ” in ‘Good Morrow‘ by John Donne.

Define metaphysical poetry?

Metaphysical poetry is a highly intellectualized poetry with the use of wit, imagery, conceits and paradox etc. It is obscure and rigid. For example: “John Donne’s poetry“.
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Short Questions and Answers of ‘Importance of being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde?

In the end, why doesn’t Cecily care that Algernon’s name isn’t Ernest?

At the end of the play Cecily knows the real name of Jack as Earnest and learn that his real brother is Algernon not Earnest so, she did not care about the name.

What is the subtitle of the play ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

The subtitle of the play “The Importance of Being Earnest” is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People“. In this play the serious things presented trivial and trivial things presented seriously, so there is enough food for serious peoples.

How does Jack convince Lady Bracknell that Cecily is a suitable wife for her nephew Algernon?

Jack says that Cecily brings with her rich dowry that will convince Lady Brecknell that Cecily is a suitable wife for her nephew.

What are the major themes in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?

In the “Importance of being Earnest” the major themes are marriage, difficulties of being illegitimate, difficulties in marrying, lies and deceit, respect and reputation, society and class, duty and responsibility, religion and secret lives.

Define comedy of manners.

The comedy of manner is a comedy in which the manners of society or class are satire. “Importance of being Earnest” is one example of comedy of manner.
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