Gulliver's Travels

"the curositity & impatiene of masters were so great " what does this convey about the learning attitude of the master?

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The Master loved to teach and appreciated Gulliver's desire to learn. In the same instance, we see how much the Master desired to learn from Gulliver also.

"The curiosity and impatience of my master were so great, that he spent many hours of his leisure to instruct me. He was convinced (as he afterwards told me)

that I must be a Yahoo; but my teachableness, civility, and cleanliness, astonished him; which were qualities altogether opposite to those animals. He was most perplexed about my clothes, reasoning sometimes with himself,

whether they were a part of my body: for I never pulled them off till the family were asleep, and got them on before they waked in the morning. My master

was eager to learn “whence I came; how I acquired those appearances of reason, which I discovered in all my actions; and to know my story from my own mouth, which he hoped he should soon do by the great proficiency I made in learning and pronouncing their words and sentences.”


Gulliver's Travels/ Part IV/ Chapter III