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In the novel Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift the main character Gulliver is in fact sympathetic Gulliver is a very typical European man He is middle-aged well educated and sensible He takes four separate voyages to four fantastical societies He can kind of be seen as a Goldilocks figure He tries out a range of extreme societies One too small one too large one too theoretical and one too simple He is attracted to the simplicity of the last society but is not allowed to stay Of all the characters in the book Gulliver is portrayed as the sympathetic character His first adventure in a country called Lilliput the reader begins to sympathize with Gulliver Everyone is no larger than six inches tall in this country When he first arrives there he is tied down but is later treated somewhat kindly He admires the Lilliputians bravery since they climb onto his body despite his great size He eventually learns the language of the people and is allowed his freedom Gulliver is seen as an enormously powerful force in Lilliput and yet he is also viewed as merely another subject of the Emperor Gulliver allows this treatment even though it is obvious that he could kill the Lilliputians easily His desire to be accepted into Lilliputian society is probably a carry-over from his habits in Europe he is used to being the subject of a monarch and to obeying orders even when the person giving them is small enough to fit onto his palm He is later supposed to be blinded by the Lilliputians but escapes to Blefescu who are the Lilliputians enemies He has an easy time convincing both sides to let him leave to go back to his civilization This is just the first time that Gulliver has such ill luck Gulliver soon finds himself in a new adventure where luck is not on his side He becomes restless again when he gets back
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