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Gulliver's Travels

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Discuss these questions about the two chapters from Gulliver’s Travels that you read for homework.

  • What actually happens in these two chapters?
  • Begin with Gulliver’s journey to the city Mildendo. What does he see?
  • What’s the gist of the conversation between Reldresal (the king’s principal secretary of private affairs) and Gulliver?
  • Where does Gulliver go in Chapter 5, and what does he do on the king’s behalf against the Blefuscus?
  • What crisis presents itself when Gulliver comes home, and how does he solve it? What’s the response of the empress?
  • Why did you choose to draw the part of his trip that you did?
  • What was your favorite part of the two chapters, and why? Why does this book remain popular?