Gulliver's Travels

how does gulliver describe the liliputs

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The Lilliputians stand about six inches tall and are ruled by an Emperor who appoints his high court (unfortunately he bases his appointments on rope dancing rather than brains). The court is mischievious- those in power plot against one another. As far as technology, they are master mechanics, their favorite piece of machinery being weapons.

Gulliver tells the reader that everything in Lilliput is proportionate to the Lilliputians' size and that even their eyesight is adjusted so that they can see things closer than Gulliver can.

Gulliver also describes many of Lilliput's laws, telling the reader that dishonesty and false accusations are punished more severely than theft and other terrible things are punished in England. If someone in Lilliput accuses another but is proven to be wrong in the accusation, the accused is punished severely while the falsely accused person is rewarded.

Also, Gulliver tells the reader that children are raised by the state rather than their parents. Different classes learn about different things. The nobility's children, for instance, learn about honor, justice, courage, modesty, clemency, religion, and love of country.