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

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Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary

The prince gives him permission to explore the island. Gulliver finds that the way the island floats is by a magnet. By changing the degree at which the magnet is placed, it makes the island rise and fall. The island cannot go beyond the domains of the country and it cannot go over four miles high. The reason it cannot go past the last island in its country is that the rock in the earth of the island is magnetized and is not like the rock on the rest of the world. When the magnet is parallel to the horizon, the island stands still. The people exceed Europe in the area of astronomy.

The way in which the king keeps the tribute paid and rebellions from happening are these. First, they can keep the island hovering over the island therefore blocking out the sun and...

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