By: Tess Leuck
On another adventure of his, after he leaves the Island of Brobdingnag, he got left on a small island by Vietnam by pirates. He found the floating island of Laputa. These people don't learn anything accept for music and math, so they lack everyday skills that normal people like us have. After going back and forward between his home where his family lives in England, and his adventures, he decides to become a captain himself. His sailors abandon him on an island where there are people that have no manners, poor hygiene, and a wild way of life. It is called Houynhnm. This at first is very hard for him to get used to. Eventually he finds his wife, and has 3 kids, but they are also Houynhnm. After Gulliver returns to his family, it is hard for him to adjust into a more classy life style. Although Gulliver had a lot of horrible experiences in all of these different places, he learns that being around all these not necessarily bad, but unusual things, the more he appreciates his life.
Explanation of Essential Questions:
When Gulliver goes back home, it shows that no matter what you encounter in life, loving your family is important because they will most likely always be there for you. Most people encounter love, or have a relationship, or even get married. Having a good relationship with the people who care about you is important, and Gulliver didn't always seem to realize that. In Brigdingnag, the people are giant compared to him. He feels like he doesn't fit in there, because he doesn't look the same. In society I think this happens because if you aren't pretty, don't have the nicest clothes or car, people think they are better and may sometimes even treat you different. That's what happens with Gulliver when he is there. Some of the giant ladies wanted Gulliver to play music on their naked bodies to be "sexy", and sometimes people in our society do things like that.
On the Island of Lilliput
This island is full of tiny people, so he is a giant to them and helps them.
On the Island of Houynhnm
The people there are violent, disrespectful, gross, and have no manners. Eventually he gets used to how they act and starts to take after them.
Gulliver's home is England. His family lives there, but he doesn't get along with them the best. Between his voyages he comes home a few times to his family.