Gulliver's Travels

Part 1: A Voyage to Lilliput

What attitude might Swift have towards the "principal person"?

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He could have two possible attitudes; one might be that he is larger than the "principal person" and thus could overwhelm him almost immediately, certainly as quickly as they began to untie him. He could also see the "principal person" as a great lord (Gulliver notes he is called a hurgo in the language of the Lillliputians) and treat him with respect and dignity. Once the Lilliputians begin to see who Gulliver is, all of the difficulties seem somewhat resolved.