Gulliver's Travels - Part Four, Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4

Master Horse becomes disgusted to learn that the Houynhnhnms in Gulliver’s country are the brutes and even ridden. Gulliver tells Master Horse of the poor conditions the horses are sometimes kept in and how they are used for work. Gulliver then goes through the processes that a stable owner would go through to ‘break’ a horse. Master Horse is outraged but admits that if the Houynhnhnms were stupid then it makes sense that they could be overrun by Yahoos since intelligence beats strength every time. Master Horse asks if the Yahoos there are more like Gulliver or like the ones here. Gulliver replies that they look similar in features to Gulliver. Master Horse sees this as a disadvantage since humans in Gulliver’s land are weaker and not as protected from the elements.

Chapter 5

The Houynhnhnms ask Gulliver about England and Gulliver recounts...

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