Gullivers travel

— “When I was ashore, in observing the manners and disposition of the people, as well as
learning their language, wherein I had a great facility by the strength of my memory” pg26
* WOW! It must be really great being able to travel and see how other people live and learn
their language and learn about their culture. It’s like a whole new world out there, you just have
— “Sometimes they determined to starve me or at least shoot me in the face and hands with
poison arrows….but again they considered that the stench of so large a carcass might produce a
plague in the metropolis…”pg40
* How is it that Gulliver could make out what these people were saying?. Yes, Gulliver knew
many languages, but he did not understand what the little people were saying, yet he spoke to
them in english as if he understood them which he didn’t.

* What is scimitar?. Encarta Definition: Sword- weapon consisting of a long, sharp-
edged or pointed blade fixed in a hilt (a handle that usually has a protective guard at the
place where the handle joins the blade). So scimitar is a sword but why is it that they call it