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Gullivers Travel by Jonathan Swift is a novel filled with adventures in a range of extreme societies Lemuel Gulliver is the narrator and the central character of this novel He grows up in Nottinghamshire He is the third of five sons in a middle-class family He then became a surgeon aboard a ship called The Swallow for three years Afterwards he settles in London working as a doctor and marries a woman named Mary Burton His business began to fail when his patron died so he decided to go to sea again and travels for six years Although he had planned to return home he decided to accept one last job on a ship called The Antelope Gulliver goes to four different places all filled with different people different ways of thinking and different life styles The Lilliputians who are only six inches humans think that they are important and powerful people in the world but in fact they are merely little people whom Gulliver can destroy effortlessly The Brobdingnagians are giants who use Gulliver as a source of entertainment and amusement Gulliver finds the Brobdingnagians to be ignorant and low-educated people while he finds the Lilliputians to be people of great minds but also vengeful people Next Gulliver encounters the Laputans They are creatures who have one eye turned inward and one turned up to the sky to indicate that they are so absorbed in their abstract speculations that they cant see whats going on around them These creatures admire music and art and they also spent much time to invent and to study pointless things that arent much use to their societies while there are people starving outside the academy After meeting the Laputans Gulliver meets the Houyhnhnms and the Yahoos The Houyhnhnms are horses who live a simple life They live in a society with no crime no disagreement and no happiness but also there is no passion joy or love
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