Mr. Gulliver came by my office to discuss his dream that has impacted his life dramatically. He

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Mr. Gulliver came by my office to discuss his dream that has impacted his life dramatically. He explained a dream where he is a captain of a ship heading towards the south sea to trade with the Indians. However his newly hired men formed a mutiny against him to seize the ship and threatened to throw him overboard. He had no choice but to become a prisoner and to submit to their orders which left him on an unknown country. When Gulliver explored the unknown country, he is met with strange creatures. These creatures had similar features of a human and were " filthy, noisome, and deformed animals” (2434). Mr. Gulliver is later met with rational thinking horses called Houyhnhnms that are very interested in who and what Gulliver is. Gulliver is…show more content…
After leaving the land of the Houyhnhnm’s Mr. Gulliver departs to a different island where he is rescued by Don Pedro after he is shot in the knee with an arrow. He was on the verge of death when he met Don Pedro ,the captain of the Portuguese ship that gladly picked him up. Mr Gulliver described Don Pedro as a “courteous and generous person”(2468). Which surprised Gulliver “to find such civilities from a yahoo”(2468). Being so used to the Houyhnhnm’s society Gulliver could not stand the “very smell of him and his men”(2469). Don Pedro acted as a separation to the world of the Houyhnhnms, he did not represent the yahoos. Houyhnhnms described yahoos to be greedy and selfish but Don Pedro provided Gulliver with the best care possible. Don Pedro thought rationally just like the Houyhnhnms which seemed to make him the perfect yahoo. Don Pedro accompanied Gulliver to Lisbon and advised him " to return to [his] native country, and live at home with [his] wife and children." When Mr. Gullliver came back home to his family , he is "received with great surprise and joy”. “The sight of [his family] filled [him] only with hatred, disgust, and contempt”(2470). His memories and imagination is still filled with the ideas from the world of the Houyhnhnms. Just like the crewmembers that saved him, Gulliver could not endure his wife or children “the very smell of

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