Novel Review – Elements of Drama of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels Novel

Theme

It was about the travels of Gulliver to the wonderful lands, Lilliput and Brobdingnag.

Main Characters

1) Lemuel Gulliver: He was a young doctor who had married and had a family. His own ambition was to travel and had become a ship’s doctor. His father was a land-owner in England. He also had four brothers.

2) The King of Lilliput: He was a king of Lilliput Kingdom. He was half an inch taller than the other Lilliputian. He had strong and manly face. He also had graceful and kingly movements. He was an ambitious man.

3) Glumdalclitch: She was nine years old. She was a daughter of Gulliver’s Master in Brobdingnag. She was very good-tempered and rather small for her age as she was not more than forty feet high. She was Gulliver’s nurse and Gulliver’s teacher.

4) Gulliver’s Master: He was a farmer in Brobdingnag. His daughter was Glumdalclitch. He was an ambitious man in money. He had forced Gulliver to work in entertaining Brobdingnag people to get money for himself.

Settings

1) Setting of time: Around the year of 1699.

2) Setting of place: England, Lilliput and Brobdingnag lands.

Summary of The Story

Lemuel Gulliver was a ship’s doctor. His ambition was to travel around the world. He had married and had family. His father was land-owner in England. He also had four brothers. He liked traveling and had left his family just to go abroad with the ships.

Gulliver’s travel began in May, 1699, when the voyage began the journey was going to well. He traveled many months and halfway round the world coast of Sumatra. But then the luck changed, there was a terrible storm which had attacked the ship and all the crew died. Gulliver was safe and could find an unknown land to stay. It was Lilliput land.

Lilliput was a strange land. Its people was tiny and less than six inches high. In this county, Gulliver took care the country from its enemy, Blefuscu land. The king of Lilliput was very nice at first and served Gulliver as well as possible. The Lilliputian called him a “man-mountain”. Then the king asked Gulliver to help him to attack his enemy, the Blefuscu land. But then, the king become ambitious and tried to destroy Blefuscu, but Gulliver did not want to do it and escaped to England.

His next journey was to Brobdingnag. Brobdingnag was an unusual land, its people had very big size body. In this land, Gulliver was found by a farmer who forced him to work hard to get money. Then Gulliver was given to the king of Brobdingnag and taken care by the Master’s daughter, Clumdalclitch.

Finally, after long stay, Gulliver could escape from the land and back to England. Its both were very unusual and amazed and wonderful travels which Gulliver had ever had. He was back to England safely and back to his family. But perhaps, his journey still continued.

Moral Message

The moral significance of the story is that we can’t always get what we want and we do not have right to force somebody to do something. Sometimes, we have to bear what we want and don’t be very ambitious, especially in bad things.

The psychological significance of the story is that we have to manage and struggle to get what we want, but don’t regret if we don’t get what we want. And do never give up and try as hard as possible. It was done by Gulliver to escape from the lands.

The social significance of the story is that, we have to help and love each other and we don’t need to fight each other. There must be no wars and we have to live together with love and togetherness. We can’t live by ourselves.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Franchise Review

There are companies that have a long and dynamic history of mergers, acquisitions and expansion which date all the way back to the 19th century. The origins of CWT are in the vision of two unique, service-oriented characters from the late 1800s.

Georges Nagelmackers, a Belgian inventor thought of the concept of sleeping coaches on trains in 1872. Because of this, his Wagon-Lits company started the ball rolling in Europe. In the town of St. Augustine, Florida, Ward G. Foster was unofficially advising travelers about local train times that the “Ask Mr. Foster” travel agency – later to become Carlson Travel Network -created to honor him.

CWT now handles more than 51 million travel transactions each year with 21.4 million in sales generated by this activity alone. They still have the same driving spirit that moved Nagelmackers and Foster: A desire to serve the traveler, to instigate, to innovate and constantly improve the whole travel experience.

CWT works hand in hand with its clients so that they can act on the challenges of business travel management on the side; they make sure that they act on the needs and expectations of travelers. CWT upholds 6 values in everything that they do:

  • Customer Care: Putting the needs of clients first and striving to continuously provide an outstanding level of service.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Continuously seeking higher levels of performance.
  • Cultural Diversity: Fostering respect and a team spirit in the workplace, embracing and leveraging the multicultural essence of the company, and providing equal opportunities to talented individuals.
  • Reliability: Being a reliable and truthful business partner, committed to offering industry-leading products and services.
  • Entrepreneurial: Approaching new challenges with creativity, resourcefulness and agility, reacting quickly and effectively to provide innovative solutions.
  • Integrity: Building productive, longstanding relationships by being truthful and promoting open communication.

Becoming a franchisee of CWT will require you to first submit an application form online as a supplier of service. The form will require you to provide your tax identification number and a Duns and Bradstreet number. If you don’t have one you’ll have to secure one as well. D&B will give CWT and idea regarding your credit score and financial rating to supply their needs.

CWT is committed to ensuring the highest ethical standards in conducting their business, whether interacting with employees, suppliers, guests or other partners. Because of this, they conduct Business Ethics and Conduct training for employees.

Their suppliers are asked to commit to their Supplier Code of Conduct. CWT balances its global footprint and innovative technology with best-in-class tools to help clients around the world maximize the effectiveness and value of their travel programs.

Their proficient program management team helps build targeted business tactics that deliver on the optimization strategy, utilizing specialists where needed to drive initiatives. Their sophisticated tools and analysis ensure your company’s performance toward goals is measured and reported to enable ongoing improvements.

Total Investment Cost range from $2,500.00 to $10,000.00, initial franchise fees of $1,500.00, royalty fees of $950.00 per month, term of agreement is 5 years renewable at $1000.00.

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Live Your Road Trip Dream by Phil and Carol White, Book Review

Planning the Dream, Making it Happen, and Enjoying the Ride

In this second edition of their award winning book “Live Your Road Trip Dream”, Phil and Carol White have found the perfect balance in crystallizing the dream, planning the “plot,” and journalling the journey.

In this edition of their how to planning guide, the Whites have included new sections with ideas for taking sabbaticals, conducting business while on the road, and ideas for using the trip for instructing your children.

I have heard it said that half the fun is in the planning. This is where the book begins. The White’s have divided their book into two parts. “Part One” begins with the dream stage and suggested plans to help the reader determine and put into action the steps for making their own personal dream trip come to fruition.

The White’s include detailed suggestions for financing the trip, how to make provision for your home, cars, and family responsibilities. They include pointers on selecting a travel home; planning the route, mapping out the details, and keeping in touch with the family. Carol offers remarkable insight into some decisions that may come up along the way as well as anticipating possible emergencies.

In “Part Two” Carol shares journals of their journey. She points out places of interest they visited the trip, the character and quality of some of the hotels along the way, and items of historical interest. Their trip included a visit to all of the 48 contiguous states, as well as 43 National Parks, and many monuments and museums of historical significance.

Phil shared some “Phil-osophies” regarding the sport halls of fame they visited, stories of enjoying golf along the way, and some sports events they watched. This added a dimension to the book as it gave a man’s view of many of their stops along the way.

Resource lists, check off lists, worksheets, and sample itineraries are all included in the appendix. I enjoyed the many, many, photographs included throughout the book.

As a writing team Carol and Phil have written an engaging and positive story. Their book resonates with a contagious spirit which instills in the reader the impetus to move from a dream, to a plan, to making turning the ignition to make that dream become a reality.

RLI Press, 978-097529839

As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review