Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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In the story Gulliver's Travels, what is the physical appearance in part 1?

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It's also worth noting the significance of Gulliver's physical appearance in Part 1, as Swift is playing with physical perspectives to drive home satiric points in the first two parts of the novel. During his adventures in Lilliput, Gulliver is effectively a giant, as the Lilliputians are minuscule compared to humans. Accordingly, their arguments and disputes seem equally trivial and pointless, especially their heated disagreements about wearing low-heels or high-heels and the proper method of breaking open an egg. Indeed, this latter disagreement, as pointless and unnecessary as it might seem to Gulliver, has lead to war between Lilliput and their neighbor Blefuscu, and thus a tiny, trivial disagreement becomes blown entirely out of proportion.

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