1.Discuss the character of Gulliver and his limitations as a narrator. List instances in which Gulliver is a mouthpiece for Jonathan Swift.
2.Develop a statement that describes Swift’s satiric purpose in writing Gulliver’s Travels, and list several passages that illustrate that purpose.
3.Define the term “mock epic,” listing characteristics of that form, and explain how Alexander Pope uses this format to achieve his satiric ends in The Rape of the Lock as he writes about the 18th century beau monde of Belinda and the Baron; list passages that illustrate those mock epic characteristics.
4.Develop a statement to reflect Alexander Pope’s view of man, of scientific endeavor, and of man’s relationship to the universe, as reflected in An Essay on Man. List some passages that illustrate your points.