civilization and prejudice

Civility, as stated in the Websters Dictionary, as polite or courteous is represented in the novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin and in Part IV of Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift. Civilization, as seen in the novels Pride and Prejudice and Gullivers Travels, is depicted as an act of human nature as compared to the act of savages. Human beings can be civilized and uncivilized depending on the way the reason things out or the way they act in a certain situations. The following essay will contain several ways in which civility is represented in the two novels. Human beings may be civilized in the way they act but the way they think may be contradictive or uncivilized. In Pride and Prejudice the characters may act civilized in all human ways but really they are uncivilized in the way they think because they live in a world that seems too perfect, yet they are not satisfied with it, the more I see of the world the more I am dissatisfied with it and everyday confirms my belief of the inconsistency of the human characters . In Gullivers Travels, Gulliver believes the exact same thing when he says, when I happen to behold the reflection of my own form in the lake or fountain I turned away my Face in Horror and detestation of myself; and could better endure the Sight of a common yahoo, than of my own Person(243) . Yahoos may be represented as uncivilized savages in Gullivers Travels yet the civilized human being of Pride and Prejudice act as savages in other ways. Yahoos are creatures that demonstrate the nature of human sinfulness. They are represented as evil, savage and vicious animals without feeling or emotion. Swift describes them as filthy and are supposed to represent the corruption of mankind.(internetwww.) In Pride and Prejudice, Mr.Collins acts as a yahoo because he chooses a wife whether he loves her or not. He acts on impulse and does not consider his feelings. This is evident…

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