Gulliver's Travels

What is Gulliver’s controversial “good deed,” and how is it received? What does this reception tell you about Lilliputian values?

gullivers travels part 1 chapter 7

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Gulliver put out a fire at the Royal Palace by urinating on it. A high member of the court arrives to tell Gulliver that he is being charged with treason. Originally his sentence was to be death, but Reldresal has argued successfully to have the sentence lessened to the removal of Gulliver's eyes. The charges Gulliver has been accused of are "making water" in the royal palace, refusing to reduce Blefuscu to a province, aiding the ambassadors of Blefuscu when they came to ask for peace, and planning to visit Blefuscu.

Not wanting to have his eyes put out, Gulliver flees to Blefuscu, where he is warmly received.