Gulliver's Travels Part IV, Chapters 11-12: Summary and Analysis

Jonathan Swift

Part IV, Chapters 11-12: Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Captain Pedro de Mendez: takes Gulliver to Portugal after he is expelled from the land of the

Houyhnhms

Summary
Gulliver sails away from the land of the Houyhnhms in his boat. He hears the sorrel nag, who always loved him, crying out, “Take of yourself, gentle Yahoo.” Gulliver plans to go to some uninhabited island with the means to support life and spend the rest of his life alone there, thinking of the virtues of the Houyhnhms. He would rather do this than hold the highest office in the politest court of Europe, so disgusted is he with human beings. He decides to sail to New Holland (Australia). He lands there, but is attacked by naked savages who injure him...

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