Day 4

Gulliver's Travels Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Whose company does Gulliver prefer—the Yahoos or the Houyhnhnms? Why?

    Gulliver prefers to associate with the Houynhnms, who, despite being horses, are rational, civil, and bear much more resemblance to humans in their social behaviors, language, and personal grooming practices than the Yahoos. While the Yahoos are clearly a human-like species, they are easily mistaken for animals and have no civilized society as far as Gulliver can tell. Their animalistic nature is particularly disturbing because of their apparent similarities to humans.

  2. 2

    Can you imagine a society that does not understand the concept of dishonesty? What do you think of the idea that, as the Houynhnms...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1721 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 10780 literature essays, 2703 sample college application essays, 653 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in