Gulliver’s Travels
February 3, 2006, 11:32 am
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On his first voyage, Gulliver is washed ashore after a shipwreck and awakes to find himself a prisoner of a race of 6 inch (15cm) tall people, inhabitants of the neighbouring and rival countries of Lilliput and Blefuscu. After giving assurances of his good behaviour he is given a residence in Lilliput and becomes a favourite of the court. There follow Gulliver’s observations on the Court of Lilliput, which is intended to satirize the court of then King George I. After he assists the Lilliputians to subdue their neighbours the Blefuscudans (by stealing their fleet) but refuses to reduce the country to a province of Lilliput, he is charged with treason and sentenced to be blinded. Fortunately, Gulliver escapes to Blefuscu, from whence he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship which takes him back home. The feuding between the Lilliputians and the Blefuscudans is meant to represent the feuding countries of England and France, but the reason for the war is meant to satirize the feud between Catholics and Protestants.




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اين هم از گاليور ما
راستي ياد شروين افتادم چون يه طورهايي ربط داره

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راستي امروز شهرستان فيلتر بودي نمي دوني با چه بدبختي تونستم رد بشم بيام ببينم

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