Voyage to Brobdingnag Chapter 8

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                                                                           CHAPTER-8
CHAPTER REVIEW

Mr. Thomas Wilcocks : He is captain of the ship which Gulliver boards when he is dropped in the sea by the eagle. He is a worthy Shropshire man. He is very honest, gentle and humane. He not only brings Gulliver in his ship but also gives him five shillings to hire a horse.

Plot
This chapter is intended to wind up the narrative in Part II. It describes how a lucky incident helped Gulliver escape from Brobdingnag. As luck would have it, the box containing Gulliver was dropped by the eagle near the English ship which brought Gulliver home.

Summary
The king now wanted Gulliver to find a suitable woman of his own size, and marry her so that like other people, he too propagates his breed. But Gulliver was not prepared for this. He opposed to this proposal. In fact, he wanted to leave the country where he had spent two years.
In the third year when Gulliver had almost made up his mind to leave Brobdingnag, a strange thing happened. One day the king and the queen were passing through a country. Gulliver was sleeping in his box near the sea. Suddenly a huge eagle came there. It caught the ring of the box in its beak and flew away over the sea. When this eagle had covered some distance, it was attacked by two other eagles. They wanted to share the booty. In the niggle, the box holding Gulliver fell down into the sea. Fortunately, quite unhurt, Gulliver was picked up by a passing ship.
The captain of the ship Mr. Thomas Wilcocks was an honest man. When Gulliver told his story to the captain, he didn’t believe it. Gulliver, then, produced many articles from his box as evidence that he had really Lived among giants in Brobdingnag. The captain and the sailors, who were normal human beings, were convinced. The captain agreed to take Gulliver to England where the ship was going.
The journey home was a prosperous one. The ship called in at one or two ports but Gulliver did not leave the ship. The ship touched the English port on June 3, 1706. Gulliver had absolutely no money with him. He borrowed five shillings from the captain. He hired a horse and set out for his house in Redriff. While riding homewards Gulliver was wonder struck by the smallness of things. The houses, the trees, the cattle and the people — everything filled him with surprise. He felt as if he were in Lilliput again. Since he had come from a place where everything was huge and big, everything around him seemed too small by contrast. Gulliver met his wife and children. Surprisingly, they too appeared to be pygmies to him. It took him some time to adjust himself to objects of normal dimensions.

Very short answer type questions and answers
Q. 1 . What did the king suggest to Gulliver? Did Gulliver accept the suggestion ?
Ans. The king suggested Gulliver to get married. Gulliver did not accept the suggestion.

Q.2.Who was the captain of the English ship ?
Ans. Mr. Thomas Wilcocks was the captain.

Q.3.When the English ship touched the English port?
Ans. On the 3rd of June, 1706.

Q.4.GuIIiver had no money. How did he reach home?
Ans. Gulliver borrowed five shillings from the captain of the ship. He hired a horse with this money and reached home.

Q.5.How did Gulliver’s wife and children appear to him ?
Ans. They appeared to him to be piggeries. It took him some time to adjust himself to normal Size.

Short answer type questions and answers
Q.1.What did the king want Gulliver to do?
Ans. The king wanted Gulliver to find a of his own size and marry so that able to propagate his breed.

Q.2.What happened during the Journey through the country?
Ans. The king and the queen halted in Gulliver was with them in a travelling so happened that an eagle caught the box in its beak and flew away.

Q.3.How did Gulliver escape?
Ans. When the eagle was carrying the box, it was attacked by a couple of other eagles which wanted to share the booty. In the struggle that followed the box holding Gulliver fell into the sea. Luckily, GulIivei was not hurt. He was picked up by a passing ship.

Q.4.How did Gulliver convince the captain and the sailors that he had come from the land of giants ?
Ans. Gulliver showed to them many articles from the box which were very big. This convinced the captain and his men that Gulliver had really come from the land of giants.

Q.5. How did Gulliver feel while riding homewards ?
Ans. Gulliver was struck by the smallness of the houses, the trees, the cattle and the people. Since he had come from the country of huge giants, he found ordinary objects very small by contrast.