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gulliverbookfourchaptersonetofour - Book 4, Chapters 1-4...

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Book 4, Chapters 1-4 Summary: Chapter one begins with Gulliver enduring a mutiny at the hands of his shipmates. After they release him, he finds himself on an island inhabited by horse-like creatures (who uphold reason above all else) and beastly creatures (who are savage, yet we soon find out that they are supposed to resemble humans.) The horse-like creatures, called Houyhnhnms, organize their society around the pillars of reason, and in doing so give up certain virtues such as love, compassion, and individuality. The Houyhnhnms stand in stark contrast to the savage creatures, called Yahoos. Yahoos are devoid of any kind of rationality (at least as seen by the Houyhnhnms) and are thus treated as slaves. As Gulliver assimilates into Houyhnhnms culture, he learns their language as well as the psychological realities behind it. Characters: Gulliver: In this chapter, Gulliver is once again alienated from his fellow humans and takes a somewhat better liking to the Houyhnhnms. Already a polyglot, Gulliver also is curious to learn
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