Lemuel Gulliver is a medical doctor with an itch to sail the seas rather than make money by cheating his patients—a practice of many of his fellow doctors. He is honest, hardworking, and curious, good with languages which helps in his travelsand has a well-rounded education.
The Author giveth some Account of himself and Family: His first Inducements to travel. He is shipwreck'd, and swims for his Life: Gets safe on shoar in the Country of Lilliput: Is made a Prisoner, and carry'd up the Country.
But the Charge of maintaining me although I had a very scanty Allowance being too great for a narrow Fortune; I was bound Apprentice to Mr.
James Bates, an eminent Surgeon in London, with whom I continued four Years; and my Father now and then sending me small Sums of Money, I laid them out in learning Navigation, and other parts of the Mathematicks, useful to those who intend to travel, as I always believed it would be some time or other my Fortune to do.
When I left Mr. When I came back, I resolved to settle in London, to which Mr.
Bates, my Master, encouraged me, and by him I was recommended to several Patients. Mary Burton, second Daughter to Mr. Having therefore consulted with my Wife, and some of my Acquaintance, I determined to go again to Sea. My Hours of Leisure I spent in reading the best Authors, antient and modern, being always provided with a good Number of Books ; and when I was ashore, in observing the Manners and Dispositions of the People, well as learning their Language, wherein I had a great Facility by the Strength of my Memory.
I removed from the Old Jury to Fetter-Lane, and from thence to Wapping hoping to get business among the sailors; but it would not turn to account.
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We set sail from Bristol May 4th, and our Voyage at first was very prosperous. Let it suffice to inform him, that in our Passage from thence to the East-Indies, we were driven by a violent Storm to the North-west of Van Diemen's Land. Twelve of our Crew were dead by immoderate Labour and ill Food, the rest were in a very weak Condition.
On the fifth of November, which was the beginning of Summer in those Parts, the Weather being very hazy, the Seamen spied a Rock, within half a Cable's length of the Ship; but the Wind was so strong, that we were driven directly upon it, and immediately split.
We rowed by my Computation about three Leagues, till we were able to work no longer, being already spent with Labour while we were in the Ship.
We therefore trusted ourselves to the Mercy of the Waves, and in about half an Hour the Boat was overset by a sudden Flurry from the North.
What became of my Companions in the Boat, as well as of those who escaped on the Rock, or were left in the Vessel, I cannot tell; but conclude they were all lost.
I often let my Legs drop, and could feel no Bottom: The Declivity was so small, that I walked near a Mile before I got to the Shore, which I conjectur'd was about eight a-clock in the Evening.
I then advanced forward near half a Mile, but could not discover any sign of Houses or Inhabitants; at least I was in so weak a Condition, that I did not observe them. I was extremely tired, and with that, and the Heat of the Weather, and about half a Pint of Brandy that I drank as I left the Ship, I found myself much inclined to sleep.
I lay down on the Grass, which was very short and soft, where I slept sounder than ever I remember to have done in my Life, and, as I reckoned, above Nine Hours; for when I awakened, it was just Day-light.
I attempted to rise, but was not able to stir: For as I happen'd to lye on my Back, I found my Arms and Legs were strongly fastened on each Side to the Ground; and my Hair, which was long and thick, tied down in the same Manner. I likewise felt several slender Ligatures across my Body, from my Armpits to my Thighs.
I could only look upwards; the Sun began to grow hot, and the Light offended my Eyes. I heard a confused Noise about me, but in the Posture I lay, could see nothing except the Sky. In a little time I felt something alive moving on my left Leg, which advancing gently forward over my Breast, came almost up to my Chin; when bending my Eyes downwards as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human Creature not six Inches high, with a Bow and Arrow in his hands, and a Quiver at his Back.
In the meantime, I felt at least Forty more of the same Kind as I conjectured following the first. I was in the utmost Astonishment, and roared so loud, that they all ran back in a Fright; and some of them, as I was afterwards told, were hurt with the Falls they got by leaping from my Sides upon the Ground.Aug 25, · For instance, as Gulliver, the main character embarks on a journey to discover what man is, he descends into a journey of pure madness.
Swift separates man into two groups in this novel -- the Houyhnhnms and the Yahoos.
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