Gulliver's Travels - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

This chapter describes the Lilliputians and their land. The people are six inches high and their animals, trees, and plant are proportionate to them. The people write slanted across the paper. The Lilliputians bury their dead with heads down because of their religious belief that the world is flat and upon their resurrection, the earth will turn upside down. The learned know better now, but tradition remains. When a person is wrongly accused and found innocent, then he is well compensated for everything he went through. The emperor also makes a proclamation of his innocence to all.

The people think that fraud is worse than theft and so they put to death people who are not honest. Gulliver once insulted the king by suggesting that one criminal only breached the trust of another. If someone proved that he had observed country's laws for 73 months, then...

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