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Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels Book II Chapters 3-8

What is different about Gulliver's size in Brobdingnag as opposed to Lilliput? Gulliver's SMALLNESS is emphasized in Brobdingnag; in Lilliput, Gulliver was LARGE
What does Gulliver make the toy chair out of? Queen's hair
How does the King describe English history to Gulliver? As a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishment, hypocracy, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice & ambition
How is the church described? As representing morality, sound but not showy
What makes the giants so disgusting? Vast areas of flesh, lice that crawl over their enormous bodies, stray hairs in their nostrils
How are the humans described? As vermin
Why does the Dwarf resent Gulliver? Gulliver has stolen the attention and affections of the Queen away from the Dwarf
What does the Dwarf do to Gulliver? Drops barrel sized apples on Gulliver, throws hailstones at him that are as big as tennis balls that batter and bruise him
What does the bird of prey do? Nearly grabs Gulliver
What does the spaniel do? Picks him up in his mouth and carries him to the royal gardener
Ia Gulliver treated with respect? No, he is coddled by the maids of honor and this insults him
Are the maids of honor modest? No, they undress in front of him
Describe the looks of the giants. Have mottled skin texture,to Gulliver's tiny nose the odors are overwhelming.
Gulliver decides that the king's lack of enthusiasm for England springs from the king's ________? The king's ignorance of his country
What do the Brobdinags decide to turn to? Gunpowder which would be a "boom" for the king, and turning all the subjects into slaves
Does the king accept this proposal? No, he says it is a bloodthirsty and inhumane proposal and will execute anyone who mentions gunpowder again
Describe the Brobdingnag Army. National guard or militia, but no professional soldiers
Describe their government. Depends on common sense, mercy,and swift justice
Brobdingnag learning consists of what? Morality, History, Poetry, Practical Math
What can they NOT understand? Abstract ideas on reasoning
What must their laws contain? Only 22 words and must be absolutely clear
Anyone who comments on a law is guilty of what? Capital Crime [means "death" is penalty]
Swift shows we the readers that Gulliver's character is changing for the ________? Worst
The laws/customs that the king describes are _________? Ideal - sensible, not abstract or transcendental
Describe the POLITICAL tone of Gulliver's Travels Gulliver states that he who has gunpowder has control; that Government is corrupt. In Brobdingnag, government depends on common sense and swift justice
Compare Gulliver's life in Lilliput versus Brobdingnag In Lilliput, Gulliver treated people with respect. VS. Brobdingnag, Gulliver was not treated like a man
Explain "mirror images" Gulliver now sees how England really is when he looks in the mirror and sees corruption
How does Gulliver find his way home? An eagle picks the box up which is his room and drops him off in the ocean; a ship comes by and pulls it up and gets Gulliver out.
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