Gulliver's Travels - Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

Gulliver says that he is insulted over the way the king views his country, but that he could not do much about it in the position that he was in. Gulliver says that he tried to change the subject or defend the country as much as possible. Gulliver says that the king should be forgiven because he is so secluded from the real world that he does not understand it. In order to prove the English smart, he tells the king of gunpowder and how it was discovered. Then he tells him how this powder could level a city and then Gulliver offers to teach the kings work men how to make it. The king is upset with the idea and lets Gulliver know that he cannot believe that Gulliver would ever entertain such an idea. The king threatens Gulliver with the loss of his...

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