Gulliver's Travels - Part Four, Chapter 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11

When Gulliver is sent from the Houynhnhnms’ Land he finds a small Island where he stumbles upon naked men sitting around a campfire. Gulliver is disgusted by mankind and tries to row away fast, but they shoot him with a poisoned arrow that leaves a scar. He manages to paddle away, and soon he spots a European sail. He rows back to the Island because he hates the European Yahoos more than the men around the campfire.

The Europeans land on the island anyway and find Gulliver. He tells them he is English and they take him to the captain, Don Pedro de Mendez. They decide to take him to Portugal, and on the way there Gulliver tries to kill himself several times. Eventually Gulliver is convinced he has to go home, though the thought of that grieves his soul. Gulliver’s family is...

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