Short Questions and Answers of “Gulliver’s Travels” by Swift

What is the symbolic significance of Lilliput?

Lilliput is symbolized the political, religious and social affairs of England. Small size signifies low morality, high-heels and low-heels signify the Whigs and Tories and big-endian and little-endian signify Catholic and Protestant etc.

How do the Lilliputians treat Gulliver when they first encounter him?

They fasten him in strings and put him on a cart which driven by thousands of miniature horses.

What is the significance of size in ‘Gulliver’s Travels’?

In ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ the small size signifies the low morality as selfish, vain, petty etc.(Lilliputian) and the big size signifies the high morality like noble, good, peaceful etc.(Brobdignagian).

Who is Gulliver?

Gulliver is the protagonist of the ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and narrator of the story. He belongs to middle-class family in Nottingham shire, England. He is intelligent and well educated.

Who are Lilliputians?

The Lilliputians are inhabitants of the island where Gulliver reached after his ship wrecked in the sea. They are six inches in height. They are ruled by an Emperor. They are selfish, vicious, morally corrupt, deceitful and jealous, filled with greed and ingratitude.
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