Gulliver's Travels

write a breif note on king andthe people oflaputa

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As soon as Gulliver steps onto the floating island, he is surrounded by a crowd of people. He finds them very strange even though they are of a size similar to his. Their heads are slanted to the left or right, and their clothes have pictures of either musical instruments or astronomical signs.

The people of Laputa have terribly short attention spans, so they carry around "Flappers." These are used for hitting other people during conversation in order to keep them focused. Laputian houses are built very poorly and with no right angles. This is odd because the men here are obsessed with mathematics. The people here never have peace of mind. They are constantly worrying about dangers such as the possibility that the sun might go out. The women are very sexual creatures who often cheat on their husbands, especially with their preferred men from Balnibarbi, but the men are so wrapped up in mathematics that they do not notice.

The King of Laputa is not remotely interested in the government of England. He has his own way of doing things and punishes his subjects when needed by depriving them of the things they need.