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At first Gullivers travels comes off as a fantasyadventure but in actuality its a satirical commentary on society in Johnathan Swift It starts off with Gulliver talking about himself Later he gets shipwrecked and ends up in Lilliput where the people are 6 inches tall At first they think Gulliver is an enemy but then realize he is no threat He is taken to the palace and housed in a cursed temple Gulliver is amazed at how silly the governments rules are for example to gain entry to the court the candidates must petition to the emperor After the emperor gets 5 or 6 petitions he sets up a competition in which the candidates must do the Dance on the Rope whoever jumps the highest without falling gets the job The Lilliputians employ Gulliver to help in their war against Blefuscudians but he refuses and that is the beginning of his downfall He then gets transported to Brobdingnag where the people are 60 ft tall At first they think Gulliver is an animal of some sort but when they realize he can communicate they house him with a farmer This place is very different than Lilliput the king is appalled when Gulliver tells him about England and asks why the people are so vicious and mean However Gulliver feels like a freak there and one day while he was out with the king and queen an eagle swoops down and carries him off to drop him in the sea Some sailors then rescue him But yet again there is a shipwreck and he finds himself in a world inhabited by Houyhnhnms a creature that looks like a horse yet has an amazing intellect The Houyhnhnms are amazed that Gulliver is intelligent and take him in Later Gulliver realizes why they are amazed the only humans in Swifts writing style reflects what he thinks of the characters or actions without telling the reader outright Also keep
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