Gulliver's Travels - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Gulliver feels neglected because everyone on the island is only interested in music and math, which Gulliver knows very little about. Gulliver makes friends with one of the king's cousins, who is found ignorant because he has no ear for music or math and he asks this cousin to ask the king that Gulliver be allowed to leave. Gulliver is let down onto the continent of Balnibarbi and is greeted as a friend of the king of Laputa and treated well. The lord then takes him on a ride around the kingdom. Everyone is poor and suffering, there is no food in the soil, and the houses are in disarray. When Gulliver ventures to ask, he is taken back to the magnificence of the lord's home and told there is one like it in the country. Gulliver is also told that he had not been...

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