Gulliver's Travels Book Summary

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I am about to introduce you to another book I have read. Its title is Gulliver’s Travels. The genius who wrote this book is Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels is a book classified under the genre classics, which I’ve always love to read. As for the setting of the book, they are England, Lilliput, Blefuscu, Brobdingnag, a series of islands named Laputa, Balnibarbi, Lagado, Maldonada, Glubbdubdrib, and Luggnagg, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. Most of the action took place in the country of the Houyhnhnms. I believe the author chose this setting because he wanted to show the country of the Houyhnhnms as the most relevant place in the book since in the country of the Houyhnhnms, Gulliver discovers more than intellectual gifts. He learns …show more content…
Clearly seen from the title of the book, Lemuel Gulliver is the first and foremost character in the story. According to Mr. Swift’s plot, Gulliver was a typical Englishman. He dressed in stockings and a coat; although a further look into the book would show he would often change his outfit to wear the normal costume of the land he was visiting. He is also strong and able-bodied. There was a time when Gulliver was shipwrecked. He had to swim and battle the waves before reaching Lilliput, the first island he landed on. This would require physical strength. He was also able-bodied since he went on several voyages to different places. Lemuel Gulliver had a personality similar to that of a person who knows who he is and knows what he needs to do in almost every situation he gets himself into. He is the kind of human being with an eager mind that is willing to absorb any intellectual gift so as along he can benefit from it. Gulliver’s personality is the ideal character for a traveler. Among Gulliver’s good characteristics the one that stands out is his respect for all of the people he visits and their culture. He conforms to their customs as soon as he learns the traditions of the people, unless it could degrade how he carries himself or compromise his self-esteem or beliefs. Another good characteristic that can be found in Gulliver is that he doesn’t continue to panic or feel …show more content…
First reason is the book was a classic literature. I have a rather unusual interest in classics. No matter how old the book may be, I still feel the desire to read and get a glimpse of literature before. Next reason is the book was about adventure and different types of people with diverse cultures to match. If you cross both of these topics with the right writing style, it just blends beautifully. I saw that in Gulliver’s Travels. Final reason is that Gulliver adds flavor to his adventure stories. It isn’t dull because he put in vivid details that the reader can imagine and play with. I definitely enjoyed the author’s writing style because the author’s imagination amazes me. To be able to create different types of people and giving each a one-of-a-kind history and background is a wondrous skill. I would most likely recommend this book to others. They would be my classmate, David Uy, my younger sister, and my aunt who is a teacher. I would recommend Gulliver’s Travels to David since he shows an interest in classics too. I would also suggest this book to my younger sister because she wants to know the whole story of Gulliver’s Travels. Lastly, I would also show the book to my aunt and encourage her to read it because I believe she will be able to spend her spare time easily. She works in a public elementary school for only half a day per school day. Giving her the book allows her to maximize her extra

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