Gulliver's Travels - Part 3, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 6 Summary

Gulliver tells the reader that he believes most of the people ridiculous, but there are a few that have a good idea, like the doctor who proposes that health and politics are intimately linked. The doctor's theory is that in order to cure the woes of the government, the people in the government must be seen to and whenever the people are healed, then the politics and government will be healed. The same doctor proposes that in order to cure the forgetfulness of many of these men they should be hurt after a speech, that way they are likely not to forget what the speech was about. The doctor also argues that a senator should have to vote directly contrary to what he says in his speech, because then that will be what is best for the people. Gulliver also likes the idea of taking...

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