Gulliver's Travels Part III, Chapters 4-6: Summary and Analysis

Jonathan Swift

Part III, Chapters 4-6: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
The Court Official: related to the King of Laputa; intervenes with the King to allow Gulliver to leave the Flying Island for Balnibarbi, the continent on the ground beneath it

The Lord Munodi: official, former governor of Lagado; describes the continent to Gulliver; shows him the Academy

First Scholar: member of the Academy of Lagado; tries to extract sunbeams from cucumbers

Second Scholar: tries to reduce human excrement to its original food

Architect: tries to build houses from the top down

Blind Artists: leads apprentices, also blind, trying to mix paint colors by smell

Projector: tries to plow the ground with hogs

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