This blog post is focused on the summary of Gulliver’s Travels of voyage 2 chapter by chapter.
Gulliver’s Travels summary of voyage 2
In voyage 2 chapter 1, Gulliver has just been home for few months when he and the Adventure’s crew set sail towards Surat. Their ship is blown off course by a storm. Gulliver explores another portion of the island while the crew searches for drinking water. The soldiers are pursued by “a big beast” who drags them out to sea and back to their ship. Gulliver is eventually discovered by numerous of these enormous animals, which are actually very giant humans. These giants are pleasant and interested, and one of them, a farmer, ultimately brings Gulliver to his farmhouse, where he is welcomed by the farmer’s friendly family.
In voyage 2 chapter 2, Gulliver fascinates the farmer’s daughter the most out of the entire family. To her, he appears to be a walking, talking toy. Gulliver refers to her as his Glumdalclitch since she looks after him so well. The news of Gulliver’s stay at the farmer’s house immediately spreads, and several people come to see him. As a result of his achievement, the farmer decides to take Gulliver on a tour around the country, including a stop in Lorbrulgrud, the kingdom’s capital. Gulliver does 10 performances a day for anyone who wants to watch him.
In voyage 2 chapter 3, The Queen of giants requests an audience with Gulliver and the farmer, and Gulliver responds admirably and respectfully. The farmer’s daughter, Glumdalclitch, is included in this arrangement as Gulliver’s nurse and becomes a member of the Queen’s court. The King is pleased, and he chuckles at the ferocity of such small creatures. Gulliver does not dare to disagree with the King; in fact, he soon embraces his honest viewpoint.
Gulliver’s Travels summary of voyage 2
In voyage 2 chapter 4, The King and Queen decide to take Gulliver with them on their travels across the country. Gulliver discusses the island, the waters around it, Lorbrulgrud, the King’s palace, his [Gulliver’s] way of travel on the island, numerous of the island’s residents, and some of the island’s sights. Gulliver concentrates on the island’s people’ sicknesses and diseases when discussing them. He mentions enormous beggars that are severely malformed and have lice crawling all over them. Gulliver compares the views to those he has seen in his home country. Finally, the dimensions of the King’s palace are outlined, with special emphasis on the kitchen.
In voyage 2 chapter 5, The misfortunes of Gulliver continue. A bird of prey nearly grabs him, and a spaniel picks him up in his mouth and carries him to the royal gardener after the Queen’s dwarf drops barrel-sized apples on him; hailstones the size of tennis balls batter and bruise him; a bird of prey nearly grabs him; a spaniel picks him up in his mouth and carries him to the royal gardener.
Gulliver is repelled by the servants, who are perhaps attractive enough. When they titillate themselves with his bare body, he gets irritated. The Queen has a toy boat made for Gulliver and a trough for him to sail in because he is a sailor. When a frog jumps into the trough and nearly swamps Gulliver’s boat, disaster strikes, but Gulliver valiantly drives the monster away with an oar. Gulliver is kidnapped and carried to the top of the palace by a monkey.
In voyage 2 chapter 6, Gulliver amuses the King and exhibits his inventiveness by making a comb out of the King’s beard stubble and many chairs and a purse out of strands of the Queen’s hair. The King also meets with Gulliver multiple times to examine the culture of Gulliver’s homeland, England. The King closes this session with a review and appraisal of what he has heard after asking several questions about everything Gulliver has told him.
In voyage 2 chapter 7, Gulliver comes to the conclusion that the King’s lack of excitement for England stems from his lack of knowledge of the country. To make amends, Gulliver proposes that he tell the King about England’s splendor. The first lesson is about gunpowder, one of England’s most important assets. He rejects such a murderous and heartless idea, warning the impotent and groveling insect that if he discusses gunpowder again, he would be executed.
Gulliver abandons the topic of gunpowder in favor of describing his hosts’ culture and government. Morality, history, poetry, and practical mathematics are the only subjects covered in Brobdingnagian education. The Brobdingnagians are incapable of comprehending abstract reasoning or concepts.
In voyage 2 chapter 8, Gulliver spends two years in Brobdingnag, but despite the royal family’s pampering, he is unhappy. He fears he will never be able to flee and will be reduced to a domestic, although royal, pet. Escape seemed impossible; nonetheless, fate intervenes: On a trip to the beach, an eagle swoops down, snatches Gulliver’s box, and tosses it into the water. The box is blown close to an English ship, where it is discovered by some sailors, who rescue Gulliver and his belongings. Gulliver has a difficult time adjusting to his fellow Englishmen. Back home, everything appears to be miniature, and he feels like a colossus. Gulliver’s sense of perspective improves throughout time.
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