Gulliver's Travels - Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

Gulliver explains that there are some in the culture that are born with a red birthmark over the left eye and that these people were immortal. When the child becomes older, the birthmark changes color. Gulliver goes on to say that, he would love it if he never had to die. Then he would be able to explore forever without the threat of death looming over him. Gulliver finds that it is not a good life, because although they never die, they continue to age and they lose their loved ones and their youth. The immortals become old and feeble, yet they never die and most end up hermits. When an immortal marries, it is annulled when the younger partner reaches 40. It is believed that it is hard enough to live forever without having to live with someone forever. When they reach 80, even though they...

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