A metaphorical land in Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
. What is it a metaphor of? 18th Century England; Lilliputian society being divided into high heels and low heels (tories
being the high, and whigs
being the low). The senseless arguments between the various heel factions is emblematic of the religious and political disputes between the two political parties at the time--this is exemplified by the line "All true believers shall break their eggs at the convenient end."
The fact that Gulliver is a prisoner of the Liliputians is symbolic of Swift's feelings of being trapped by British society.
Gulliver's Travels is full of similar satires.