The Four Voyages In Gulliver's Travels

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In the novel Gulliver’s travels, Gulliver goes on four voyages which are preceded by a storm in which lead him to Lilliput,Brobdingnag,Laputa, and Houyhnhnms. The first voyage in the Gulliver’s travels is Liliput. After further reading, the audience realizes that the people of Lilliput are simply petty notwithstanding the Lilliputians petite 6 inch size. Despite their tough and aggressive manner towards Gulliver, Lilliputians seem to be very much accommodating. Nonetheless, he is used to fight a war against the Blefuscu people. However, Gulliver is soon to be convicted of treason for his inadequate actions towards the royal palace. Fortunately, he was able to find a ship in Blefuscu where he escaped to then mend the ship and sailed back to England. After two months in England, the next stop is to Brobdingnag, a land of giants. A field worker encounters Gulliver and treated him indifferently simply detaining him for amusement purposes. Eventually, he is sold to the queen of Brobdingnag but soon learns how unpleasant the people are. One day he…show more content…
Gulliver states, “I had not been a Year in the Country, before I contracted such a love and Veneration for the Inhabitants, that I entered on firm Resolution never to return of humankind, but to pass the rest of my life among these admirable Houyhnhnms in the Contemplation and Practice of every Virtue; where I could have no Example or Incitement to Vice”(Swift 235). Furthermore, Gulliver appreciates how these humans show no real corruption or malice. These humans were not greedy unlike the people from Lilliput who simply wanted Gulliver to fight off their enemies and take advantage of his abnormally big size. As a matter of fact, when returned to England, Gulliver isolated himself from humans, keeping comfort in the barn with his horses; he eternally wished England was like the Houyhnhnms
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