Gulliver's Travels - Part One, Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7

Under the cover of night, Redresal comes to Gulliver to tell him of the news about the Emperor and his official’s plans against him. Gulliver is told that he has broken several serious rules placed down by the first Emperor. One of the biggest rules was no urinating within the palace unless in the bathroom, so when he put out the fire he technically broke the law. The Lilliputians decide to kill him in several different ways but the Emperor asks Redresal (his advisor) what to do, so he says instead of killing him they should just put out his eyes so he can still be of use.

Then it is suggested that they can starve him so when he dies his corpse will be smaller and more manageable. When Gulliver hears this he thinks about just destroying the whole town and heading...

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