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

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Chapter 7

Gulliver learns of another Island in which Laputia is in trade with, but the boat won’t return for another month. A local tells him of the island Glubbdubdrib, the isle of sorcerers. The governor is supposedly able to raise the dead but only for a day and has to wait three months to raise them again. The sorcerers apparently only marry within their community. Gulliver travels there and talks with the mayor whose servants are all ghosts. Originally, Gulliver was scared of the ghosts but eventually grows to tolerate them. The governor asks whom he would like to speak to from beyond, but must only ask them questions from their own time. Gulliver talks to many great men such as Alexander the Great, Hannibal or Carthage, and Julius Caesar. These men all have one thing in common: they all fought to overthrow a...

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