Gulliver's Travels - Part One, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5

In this chapter Gulliver helps the town of Liliput put a stop to the Blefuscu army. Gulliver asks the Emperor for fifty bars of iron and rope, and from this Gulliver makes hooks and lines to capture the enemy’s naval fleet. The water separating Blefuscu from Liliput is only 800 meters away so Gulliver swims to it and the men of Blefuscu shoot at him with arrows. Gulliver puts on glasses and is unaffected by them. Once all the fleet is in tow, Gulliver swims back with them.

The Lilliputian inhabitants think the enemy is attacking because Gulliver is underwater. Once ashore everyone sees Blefuscu isn’t attacking and the Emperor wants to attack immediately and wipe Blefuscu off the planet and enslave everyone. Gulliver tells the Emperor that he won’t be a part of such activities if it means enslaving or killing...

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