Gulliver's Travels Additional Characters

Jonathan Swift

Empress of Lilliput

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The empress likes Gulliver at first; he charms her by kissing her hand. However, when he extinguishes the fire in her quarters of the palace...

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Flimnap

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Flimnap is Lord High Treasurer of Lilliput and the best rope dancer in the emperor's cabinet. Swift meant him to represent politician Robert...

(The entire section is 189 words.)

Dr. Lemuel Gulliver

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Dr. Lemuel Gulliver is a medical doctor with an itch to sail the seas rather than make money by cheating his patients—a practice of many of...

(The entire section is 380 words.)

Emperor of Lilliput

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A fingernail taller than his subjects, the Lilliputian Emperor is a handsome man with strong features, an olive complexion, and a regal...

(The entire section is 233 words.)

Houyhnhnm

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Pronounced "Whin-ems," like a horse's whinny, the Houyhnhnm are a race of intelligent horses Gulliver encounters in Book IV. They are...

(The entire section is 202 words.)

Other Characters

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Blefuscudians
Big-Enders and inhabitants of the island across the water from Lilliput, the Blefuscudians are supportive of the...

(The entire section is 1071 words.)