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What is Gulliver's role on his first voyage?

During his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and finds himself a prisoner of a race of tiny people, less than 6 inches (15 cm) tall, who are inhabitants of the island country of Lilliput. Gulliver assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours the Blefuscudians by stealing their fleet.

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Likewise, people ask, what is the message of Gulliver travels?

The main idea behind Gulliver's Travels is to persuade Britons to reform their own society. Swift uses his gullible narrator, appropriately named Gulliver, to show through his eyes a number of comically cruel and absurd fictional cultures.

Likewise, what does Gulliver mean when he says our voyage was at first very fine? From this Gulliver meant that when they started their journey, the sea was calm and they were sailing smoothly.

Furthermore, what was Gulliver's first experience of the Lilliputians?

Gulliver arrives in Lilliput accidentally, after the boat that he used to escape from his sinking ship is swamped by waves. He awakes on a beach to find himself bound by strings and surrounded by tiny Lilliputians, who are at a loss as to what to do with him.

Why is Gulliver's Travels important?

Book four of Gulliver's Travels, it is now commonly agreed, is one of the most important. In this voyage Gulliver meets the 'wise and virtuous' Houyhnhnms who rule over the depraved human-like Yahoos. Bloom suggests that Swift is attempting to illustrate the tension between conflicting aspects of human nature.

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