Every era inthe development of English literature never loose with new writers. As in The age of Pope (1688-1744) there aremany prose-writers in this period. The most striking features of this period isthe satirical style that dominates prose, drama, and poetry. In this periodthere were many writers in the field of prose English literature, one of themis Jonathan Swift.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived with his uncle. Heis known as a prose writer with a high sense of humor. Besides that, Swiftwrote many satire prose related with corruption in the field of religion andeducation. There are three important things that we must know about JonathanSwift, there are his life, his works, and the background of his work. The first is about his life, JonathanSwift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, Ireland. His father dying beforeJonathan’s birth. When Swift child, he often sickly.
Swift was thrown upon the charity of his uncle, who paid for his education Hisuncle named Godwin Swift who is enrolled Swift at Kilkenny School, which was thebest school in Ireland at that time. At the age of 14 years old, Swift startedhis studies at Trinity College in Dublin. At the age of 19 years old,Swift get aBachelor of Arts degree and then he continued his master’s degree.Therewere a rumored that Swift met the daughter of Temple’s when he was works there,her named is Esther Johnson, she is 8 years old. Then there was rumored thatthey are married in 1716 and Swift very loves her until the end of their life. JonathanSwift died on October 19, 1745 and he was buried next to the cemetery of EsterJohnson in the Dublin’s St.
Patrick’s Cathedral. The second is about his work, JonathanSwift worked in Surrey’s Moor Park andto be on duty as an assistant to Sir WilliamTemple, Swift helping him in researching and publishing all of his essays and memoirs. Temple was very proud ofSwift, because he has a good ability and Temple entrusted him with all theimportant tasks that he has. While he working with Temple, he has twice returned toIreland.
At the time, when Temple wasdied, Swift replace him to completed all the Temple duties in editing andpublishing essays. From the experience of his work with Temple, Swift alsobegan writing a short essays and making a manuscript for his book later. WhileSwift returned to Ireland for the second time, he finally took as the post of dean at St.
Patrick’sCathedral in Dublin. Swift began to write what would be his best work at that time,while he is leadingas the post ofdean at St.Patrick’s,.
Finnaly he finished the manuscript in 1762. The work of Swift is: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, TheConduct of the Allies, A Modest Proposal, The Journal to Stella, and Gulliver’sTravels. Although his books were very popular at the time, the Church ofEngland did not agree with the content of his books. Thelast is about The background of Jonathan Swift’s work. Jonathan Swift’s worksupport to a free political views at the time, but later he became aconservative. Besides that, Swift wrote many satire prose related withcorruption in the field of religion and education.
Swift also proved to havemany political enemies and his hopes of achieving a high position in governmentdid not fulfilled. Because he strongly supported the struggle of the Irishnation, his writings that attacked the politics policy and trade of the Britishnation. It made Swift as a national hero in Ireland at that time. Some criticsargue that since Swift has experienced many disappointments, he becomes aconfused and grumpy man.
Even though many people regard him as an idealist whofights for freedom and justice for everybody. His famous works include: A Tale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, AModest Proposal, The Journal to Stella, and Gulliver’s TravelsFromthat essay we can be concluding that in Theage of Pope (1688-1744) there are many prose-writers in this period. There weremany writers in the field of prose English literature, one of them is JonathanSwift.
The authorand satirist Irish named Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) was born in Dublin, Ireland.His father was died before he was born. Swift lives with his mother in acondition of lack. Swift’smother gave him over to Godwin Swift, her late husband’s brother and enrolledhim at Kilkenny Grammar School then to continue to college at Trinity collegein Dublin. After attending his college at Trinity college he became work actedas an assistant to Sir William Temple in Surrey’s Moor Park, England. In 1699, Temple died Swift completedthe task of editing and publishing his memoirs.Under the influence ofTemple, he also began to write, the first short essay and then a manuscript fora later book.
The work of Swift is: ATale of a Tub, The Battle of the Books, The Conduct of the Allies, A ModestProposal, The Journal to Stella, and Gulliver’s Travels. The background ofJonathan Swift’s works is to support a free political view at the time, butlater he became a conservative. That makes he has many political enemies becausehis writings that attacked the politics policy and trade of the British nation.Even though many people regard him as an idealist who fights for freedom andjustice for everybody.