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The Evolution of Gulliver In Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels the main character Gulliver embarks on numerous journeys bringing him to strange lands and affecting his views of the world around him His response to each voyage differ as do his ideas and reactions to the environment in which he is residing Gulliver begins his expeditions with a very social and open behavior while possessing a general acceptance of any newly encountered beings But by the end of the fourth voyage Gulliver leans toward a more anti-social attitude which was derived from the hatred and disgust he has for human beings the Yahoos As for the first voyage to Lilliput Gulliver acts very sociable with all of the different creatures he comes in contact with Once he arrives on the unknown island he begins to explore the land around him After being brought into the city Gulliver remains subservient towards the Lilliputians by staying chained up near his hut without acting out and attempting to break free which would have most likely been a successful attempt This subservience created enough trust of the Man-Mountain by the Lilliputian king that it was declared that his liberty hath been granted when he could have easily crushed and killed these little people Gulliver is also very eager to be able to interact with the creatures and this is evident when in a few weeks he made a great progress in learning their language 68 He is also quite helpful and there are two definitive cases of Gulliver displaying this helpfulness in the country of Lilliput The first occurs when he obeys the orders of the king to destroy his oppositions navy and ends up stringing up the navy of Blefuscu rendering them helpless Then he saves the fiery palace by relieving himself onto it extinguishing the flames As you can see throughout the first voyage Gulliver was very sociable and friendly to those he came in contact
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