Day 5

Gulliver's Travels Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Gulliver come to feel about the Yahoos? How does this affect his life back in England?

    Gulliver is more disgusted by the Yahoos as he spends more time observing them. He also comes to believe that there is little difference between Yahoos and humans, which troubles him. He comes to see all humans as Yahoos, including his own family, and has trouble adjusting to life in England among other humans.

  2. 2

    Does Gulliver seem upset when he recounts the Assembly’s debate about exterminating the Yahoos? What does this reveal about his attitudes?

    Gulliver does not seem to express any shock or dismay at the Houyhnhmns’ discussions of sterilizing and ultimately killing...

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