The Gulliver's first and second voyages are full of similarities and contrasts. They reveal the

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The Gulliver's first and second voyages are full of similarities and contrasts. They reveal the reciprocal relationships between people. Moreover, they display how people behave and deal with others. I have selected Lilliput and Brogdingnag to discuss the similarities and then contrasts in both countries such as Gulliver's stature, imprisonment, pocketing, transportation, tailoring, entertainment, and freedom. Gulliver is the only character whose stature doesn't change in both countries. When he arrives at Lilliput, the inhabitants are midgets while he is a giant. He is treated badly and taken as a prisoner by tying him down to the ground, then as a guest and like a criminal. Similarly, when he arrives at Brogdingnag, he finds the…show more content…
He begs the emperor to set him free. Similarly, he begs the king of Brobdingnag to set him free. So, the king orders for a ship to be brought to the city. It is enough to cease discussing more similarities and start to highlight the contrasts between the Lilliput and Brogdingnag. When Gulliver arrives at the Lilliput, he is surrounded by many little people—dwarfs where they tie him down to the ground. The same scene occurs in Brogdingnag when the giants surround Gulliver. He lives alone in an abandoned temple outside the city gates. By contrast, Gulliver has a nurse takes care of him and washes him up. His mistress sleeps him in her room. In the Lilliput, Gulliver tries to flee away. He finds a boat, fixes it up and escapes. He is put in a box when he is in Brogdingnag. He tries flee away. A huge eagle swoons down and carries Gulliver's box off . The education system of Lilliput is in contrast with that of Brogdingnag. In Lilliput, children are sent to schools. They live in schools and raised by the kingdom. Those children are selected based on the stations and finances of their parents. Unfortunately, their parents do not live with them. In fact, they get a great education. As for farmer's children, they stay at home for work. Further, the emperor of Lilliput is a great mathematician. He encourages his subjects to learn and establish many big machines. The education system of Brogdingnag is imperfect and confined to laws, military affairs

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