Jonathon Swift is considered to be one of the greatest Writers within the satire genre. His use of satire is particularly compelling, and he isn't afraid of mocking mankind, and in particular himself. In Gulliver's Travels Swift asks us to look at ourselves and to question our importance within the world. Swift uses the character of Lemuel Gulliver to highlight his own society's ineptitude. Gulliver travels around the seas visiting four completely different islands; the first island , Lilliput, is populated with tiny people, here Gulliver is treated as a superior being; conversely, on the second island, Brobdingnag, it is populated by giant people and Gulliver is treated by the inhabitants as inferior; understanding these people is crucial to defining what Swift is trying to say. On Brobdingnag Gulliver notices, due to their larger faces, how ugly these people are in comparison are towards the Lilliputians, but it is this which Swift uses to highlight his disdain towards humans. The third island Gulliver visits is an island known as, Laputa where the residents are similar to that of Gulliver, it is, however a dysfunctional society where the inhabitants lose all senses of reality in their fruitless quest in finding the answer to life's mysteries. The final island Gulliver visits backs up Swift's indictment towards human-governed societies, the island is controlled by horse like creatures known as, Houyhnms; the society is peaceful, happy, and unlike the islands of Liliput and Brobdingnag, is not governed by physical confrontations. However, there is an inferior race of people known as Yahoos, these people resemble that of humans and are trated with derision by the Houyhnms. Using these four islands, Swift is able to convey the major flaws in Human-run societies and more importantly, asks us as the reader to question our self-worth and position in the world.