Explain how Gulliver indicates he is a practical man. Use examples of how he restrains himself and accepts his condition. Provide supporting evidence using details and referencing specific line numbers from the reading selection.

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Throughout the book, Lemuel Gulliver emphasizes his superiority to the people he encounters. One way he does so is by emphasizing his superior manners and well-reasoned behavior. Because the novel is a satire, however, Jonathan Swift repeatedly shows how Gulliver’s egotistic opinion of his behavior is contradicted by the stories he tells. On each occasion that Gulliver brags about outsmarting or having superior knowledge, the author shows the native peoples are actually getting the best of him.

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