Gulliver's Travels is a famous story written by Jonathan Swift, and it tells readers more about the interesting adventures of Lemuel Gulliver. He is both a protagonist and a narrator of this story. He is a married surgeon from England who wants to experience some travelling, so Gulliver works on ships. He finds himself in different absurd situations and foreign lands because of 1 unfortunate event. For example, he is captured by Lilliputians and Houyhnhnms.
His detailed and vivid storytelling makes it clear for readers that Gulliver is well-educate and intelligent, but his perceptions still seem gullible and naïve. Lemuel never thinks that those absurdities that he encounters are funny and he fails to make any connections between these foreign lands and his country.
His adventures start in Lilliput, which is an interesting civilization of miniature people. They build a special wagon to carry him into their capital and introduce to their emperor. The latter one decides to keep Lemuel captive, so they spend a fortune to feed him. This belief that Lilliputians can control Gulliver seems absurd because of his size. The emperor makes a decision to use him as a weapon against his enemies, other tiny people whom he hates because of differences in their habits to eat eggs. Both nations are prone to jealousies and conspiracies, so they fact take advantage of Lemuel in their different politic intrigues. Eventually, Gulliver manages to escape to Blefuscu, a place where he find a damaged boat. He repairs it and returns to England.
After staying home for a while, he wants to continue his adventures, so he accidentally gets to the land known as Brobdingnag, which is populated by true giants. Gulliver is found by a farmer who decides to sell him to a local queen who should be entertained with musical talents. She is impressed by his beauty, but she treats Gulliver as her new pet, even if she takes a good care of him.
A local king is educated in political science and he often talks to Gulliver about many relevant and serious things. It’s worth mentioning that he thinks that England is an odious vermin. One day, he is taken on a trip, where he manages to escape and sail back to him homeland. The story of Gulliver also tells readers about Laputa and other interesting islands that are worth of their attention.
Gulliver's Travels is a famous story written by Jonathan Swift, and it tells readers more about the interesting adventures of Lemuel Gulliver. He is both a protagonist and a narrator of this story. He is a married surgeon from England who wants to experience some travelling, so Gulliver works on ships.