International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Gulliver´s Travels: A journey through human passions

Abstract

 

Against rationalist assumptions on human nature, Gulliver’s Travels… offers a trip through human passions to reveal how far are humans from being rational creatures as it has been philosophically assumed. The set of passions embodied by characters-symbols are shown in action through different perspectives, assuming rational appearances and outcomes. All this leads us to question whether reason is capable of describing and ultimately amending passions, without becoming or discovering itself as the most powerful of them at once, but not being ultimately more than “a slave of passions” or a passion itself.