Gulliver's Travels

Written by Jonathan Swift, this book is a political satire which comments on the human condition, the injustices of politics, and some surprisingly frank physical descriptions. Published in four parts, the most famous today is the first installment which goes by this name. It is discussed here.

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Why were the Lilliputians at war?

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A disagreement over which end you should open your eggs from. There were bigenders and littlenders.
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Where is Gulliver from?

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Gulliver is from England.
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What does Brobdingnagian mean?

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Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swift's novel :Gulliver's Travels where giants live. Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land. brobdingnagian means huge generally from brobdingnag
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What are some examples of satire in Gulliver's Travels?

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The fictional kingdom if Lilliput is at constant war with its neighbor because of a dispute over how to properly crack an egg. This pokes fun at nations who go to war for totally absurd reasons.
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Is lilliput in the story gullivers travel?

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I think so. It is in the movie with Jack Black, and there are little people in another movie, I'm just not sure that it's called lillput
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What is the chief subject of conversation between gulliver and the king of brodingnag?

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As is outlined in chapter six of Book II of Gulliver's Travels, the main conversation between Gulliver and the King consists of Gulliver relating the governmental and court structure of England, and the King remarking upon it. They debate this subject quite extensively during five separate conversations. They also discuss the social classes, habits, and affairs of the English people.
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What are the satire in gulliver's travel to Laputa?

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Swift mocks the so-called scientists of the day and their pointless experiments.
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When will Gulliver travels be out on DVD?

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sometime in may or June 2011
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Where did Gulliver visit?

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Gulliver, the Jonathan Swift fictional character, visited Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, Bainibarbi, Glubbdubdrib, Lugnag, Japan, and the Country of the Houyhnhnms.
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Was Gulliver's Travels the first English novel?

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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift was published in 1726 and was not the first English novel. Novels were a great source of entertainment in the 1700's. If anyone has anything more enlightening on the subject I'd be glad of it.
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Who is Ben Gulliver?

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Ben Gulliver is a British rugby player.
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Is Gulliver's Travels a mock epic or a satire?

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Gulliver's Travels is a satire.
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What is the moral or the lesson that you learned from gulliver travels story?

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Gulliver's travels are enjoyable stories and a delight to read. Well, the moral is, i would think is.. do not underestimate your enemies, or indeed anyone, just because they are of insignificant size. You might think they are too small to do any harm but beware they can be more powerful than u think and may even stop you completely. You might end up asking for their mercy, the tables can be turned so easily. So, live and let live and give all the due respect even if you think that some ppl are powerless and you are the stronger one. Don't be arrogant, in short.
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What did Gulliver refuse to do?

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make salves of the blefuscu people
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Does Gulliver's travel has a moral lesson?

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• Lesson One. It is important to focus on internal processes, but a company should never do so at the expense of forward thinking and looking (literally) to the road ahead. Laputans' houses are very poorly built because the architects who design them think that normal, run-of-the-mill geometry is too simple and vulgar for their refined sensibilities. • Lesson Two. Stick with what works. Keep things simple and avoid unnecessary complexity (feature bloat). Laputans have an elaborate scientific method for tailoring Gulliver's clothes to fit just so. One small miscalculation leads to the clothes being very uncomfortable and ill fitting. • Lesson Three. Be agile, flexible, and open to change. Quit trying to force square pegs in round holes! The Laputans use mathematical calculations to write their music. The result? Horrible stuff to listen to. • Lesson Four. Don't think that something as creative as innovation can be inspired by rigid constructs and immutable laws. Laputans are so wrapped up in their own thoughts that they need a special type of domestic servant to notify them when someone is attempting to speak with them. Thus, communications in Laputa are notoriously slow, often ending without resolution. • Lesson Five: Don't be too busy to talk to your staff. Keep the lines of communication open, both up and down the chain of command. A great mechanical contrivance, which keeps the island of Laputa airborne, is the only truly successful application of theory that the inhabitants have ever come up with. • Lesson Six. Beware the trap of resting on your laurels over a single victory. In today's ultra-competitive business world, you're only as good as your last failure. One particular Laputan manages to keep his affairs in order, including a stable, well-made house and an efficient, productive farm. For going against the grain and established norms, he is ridiculed and set upon by his peers. • Lesson Seven. No matter how often your superiors and colleagues act like lunatics, do what you think is right and best for the organization. Remember that your own employees may feel set upon by you. Practice empathy. A scientist creates a 20 foot by 20 foot device with every word in the Laputan language written on tiles. All the rows of words can be shifted by handles and rearranged into billions of combinations. It takes 40 students working for six hours a day to come up with only a handful of legible sentences. • Lesson Eight. Prioritize and pursue only those opportunities that will provide the greatest ROI for your efforts. The Laputan administrators have many great ideas for improving crop yields, increasing the number of harvests per year, and being able to harvest in any season they wish. The problem is that none of these undertakings are finished yet, and much of the population goes hungry. • Lesson Nine. Establish formal project management practices. Don't stretch your resources too thin on too many projects at once, or you'll wind up with dozens of unfinished jobs that can never get quite enough staffing to be completed.
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What was Charles Dickens last book?

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Charles Dickens's last published novel was Our Mutual Friend. He was working on a murder mystery, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, when he died in 1870. It was intended to be published in 12 monthly installments and the first six were published between April and September 1870. Like many of his other books, Dickens had not yet decided how Edwin Drood would end when he died. Dickens often gave staged dramatic readings of selected scenes from his books, to huge public acclaim. His last reading was in 1870, three months before his death. Friends and family of Dickens--including his doctor--discouraged these readings and believed they contributed to his relatively early death at 58. Charles Dickens started on his last book The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1869, just before his death in 1870. The book was unfinished and Dickens himself had not decided who the murderer was.
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Is the story of gulliver travels real?

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Its just for entertaing kids its not rue