Gulliver's Travels Study Guide
Gulliver's Travels study guide contains a biography of Jonathan Swift, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Gulliver goes on four separate voyages in Gulliver's Travels. Each journey is preceded by a storm. All four voyages bring new perspectives to Gulliver's life and new opportunities for satirizing the ways of England.
The first voyage is to Lilliput, where Gulliver is huge and the Lilliputians are small. At first the Lilliputians seem amiable, but the reader soon sees them for the ridiculous and petty creatures they are. Gulliver is convicted of treason for "making water" in the capital (even though he was putting out a fire and saving countless lives)--among other "crimes."
The second voyage is to Brobdingnag, a land of Giants where Gulliver seems as small as the Lilliputians were to him. Gulliver is afraid, but his keepers are surprisingly…
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- Gulliver's Travels Summary
- About Gulliver's Travels
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Summary and Analysis of Part I, "A Voyage to Lilliput," Chapters I-II
- Summary and Analysis of Part I, Chapters III-IV
- Summary and Analysis of Part I, Chapters V-VIII
- Summary and Analysis of Part II, "A Voyage to Brobdingnag"
- Summary and Analysis of Part III, "A Voyage to Laputa ... and Japan"
- Summary and Analysis of Part IV, "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms," Chapters I-VI
- Summary and Analysis of Part IV, Chapters VII-XII
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- Test Yourself! - Quiz 3
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 4
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