Gulliver's Travels - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Gulliver describes the people as angular and wearing clothes adorned with stars, moons, and musical instruments. The people do not talk much and they even have someone who while in another's company touches the person to talk and the one to hear so that words are not lost. Gulliver is introduced to the king who is hard at work on a problem that involves astronomy. When it is found that they cannot understand each other, he is taken to the king's rooms and given food. Gulliver soon asks what words are for common things and the noble people who dine with him are more than willing to give him the words. Gulliver is then sent someone to help him learn their language.

Gulliver learns that the island is called Laputa. The people have a tailor come and make him better clothes. The next day the...

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