how to link 18th century religion in england to gulliver travels

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In the book 'Gulliver's Travels', Swift has criticised science, religion, politics, corruption and man in general.

In Lilliput, Ministers were chosen strictly on their ability to walk a tightrope or stick jumping.  They were able to maintain their rank of minister as long as they could keep defeating these tasks thus criticising the religion of Lilliput and England.
Swift also mocks the religion war that was going on in England, through the use of the war between Lilliput, and its nearest neighbour, Blefuscu.  Swift's use of the terms High Heels and Low Heels to compare the meaningless battles of the Whigs and Tories, such as the height of heels.



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