book Gulliver's Travels

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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:13 am

It's a while since I read it, but as far as I can remember, Gulliver became completely disillusioned with the human race and even his family and saw much more nobility in the horse race that he met.

Gulliver's Travels was never meant to be a children's book - it was a satire of the times Swift lived in which still works pretty much for today.
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby =Tamar » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:27 pm

What Tony said. Gulliver's Travels is a travelogue, kind of a travel diary, so it had no overall plot. It's been a long time since I read it, but if there is a changing point, it would be near the very end. It's possible that Gulliver decides to stop traveling or is too old to travel any more; if so, then that could be what you're looking for. I'm pretty sure that he begins to take much better care of his horses, which makes some sense to us (though perhaps not to the extremes that he goes to), but it would have been considered ridiculous at the time Swift wrote the book.
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:03 pm

And how do you open your egg. :lol:
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:11 pm

I should point out that I didn't start this thread. The original poster turned out to be a spammer and was banned. They asked about the ending of the book.
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:30 pm

So it's the pointy end for you first then Tony, man after my own heart figuratively speaking of course. :mrgreen:
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:41 pm

I can't remember the last time I had a boiled egg, but definitely pointy end. ;)
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:29 pm

Ed Milliband got egged today in East Street Market, in Sarf Lunnon.

I know it well.

'Twasn't me, mind. ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:39 pm

Do you rekon someone was egged to do it, or was it just a yolk. ;) :whistle:
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Re: book Gulliver's Travels

Postby =Tamar » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:27 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I can't remember the last time I had a boiled egg, but definitely pointy end. ;)

Tut. Bigendian here, because it makes it so much easier to get the spoon in. Then I dump the whole contents onto toast. :whistle:
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