Gulliver's Travels - Part Four, Chapters 8-9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8

Gulliver has been living among the Houynhnhnms for three years. He has been given the opportunity to observe the Yahoos by Master Horse, as long as Gulliver has a guard. One day while Gulliver is trying to swim, a female Yahoo tries to seduce him. Gulliver yells and Master Horse’s guards scare off the female. Gulliver knows that he is a Yahoo now. Gulliver finally discusses the social behaviors of the Houynhnhnms. There is no such things as opinions to the Houynhnhnms’ culture; why argue about something you do not absolutely know to be true. And likewise in their culture one does not seek to dominate others with superior knowledge. Houynhnhnms are married by the parent’s arrangement and remain always faithful. Each household is to only have two foals: one boy, and one girl. This is to help...

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