Gulliver's Travels Characters
GulliverCaptain Lemuel Gulliver, the narrator.
BlefuscudiansThe sworn enemies of the Lilliputians, they live on a neighboring island. Gulliver flees to their island when the Lilliputians convict him of treason.
BrobdingnagiansThe inhabitants of Brobdingnag. They are giant creatures relative to Gulliver.
The EmperorThe leader of the Lilliputians. He initially is friendly toward Gulliver but changes his mind about him when Gulliver refuses to continue fighting Blefuscu and puts out a fire in the Empress's chamber by urinating on it.
The FarmerDuring his stay in Brobdingnag, Gulliver calls the farmer who takes him in his master. The farmer eventually sells Gulliver to the Queen.
FlimnapGulliver's enemy at Lilliput, he accuses Gulliver of sleeping with his wife.
GlumdalclitchHer name means "little nurse" in Brobdingnagian. This is what Gulliver calls the farmer's daughter, who cares for him during his stay in Brobdingnag.
Mrs. Mary Burton GulliverGulliver's wife.
HouyhnhnmsA species of horses who are endowed with great kindness and virtue. Gulliver lives among them for several years and afterwards is extremely reluctant to return to England.
The KingGulliver and the King of Brobdingnag spend dozens of hours discussing politics and comparing their two cultures.
LaputansThe inhabitants of a floating island who wear mathematical and astronomical symbols and have trouble paying attention.
LilliputiansThe inhabitants of Lilliput. They are about five to six inches tall. They are the sworn enemies of the Blefuscudians of a neighboring Island.
MunodiThe Balnibarbi Lord who shows Gulliver around and teaches him about why the island is so barren.
Don PedroThe captain of the Portuguese ship that picks Gulliver up after his voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms.
The QueenThe Queen of Brobdingnag finds Gulliver very entertaining. Because of her huge size, Gulliver is disgusted when she eats.
RedresalA friend of Gulliver's in Lilliput. He helps Gulliver settle into the strange new land and later helps to reduce Gulliver's possible punishment for treason from execution to having his eyes put out.
YahoosThe Houyhnhnms' word for humans. Yahoos in the country of the Houyhnhnms are disgusting creatures.
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