Gulliver's Travels Characters

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Gulliver

Gulliver is the main protagonist in the story, Gulliver’s Travels. Gulliver is a man who loves the ocean and all the adventure it brings. Gulliver ends up on four separate occasions lost at sea (capsizing, mutiny, stranded, etc..) where he washes up on unknown islands and meeting new cultures. Gulliver has a family back home in England and constantly leaves them. On the last adventure he plans to never go home.

Gulliver fancies himself an above average human being, but as the book progresses he finds out that that doesn’t mean anything if one is morally corrupt. Each new society teaches him something new until he realizes humans are, by nature, flawed. This knowledge really ends up messing with him when he is forcibly returned home from his last adventure.

Gulliver has two main things he is good at: watching people and using his mind to...

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