Gulliver's Travels

In what sense is Gulliver diminished in more than size when he meets up with the giant brondingnagians? What does the king think of him? And what does Gulliver come to think of himself?


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As opposed to his experience in Lilliput, Gulliver feels emasculated in Brobdingnag. He is tiny and must rely on them for his basic needs. He cannot enforce his will or influence decisions. When Gulliver meets the King of Brobdingnag in Book 2 he thinks that Gulliver is a small animal (splacknuck) or is some sort of "clockwork toy". Gulliver fids the King intelligent though aloof.