A Voyage to Lilliput Chapter 5

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                                       CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER REVIEW
1.Gulliver pulled fifty large ships of the enemy with a few cables. It resulted in Blefuscu’s defeat.
2.This action crippled the enemy forces.
3.Emperor of Lilliput, expected Gulliver to do more harm to the island of Blefuscu. Gulliver didn’t agree to it, so the emperor became cold.
4.Gulliver extinguished the fire which had broken out in the royal court by urinating on it.
5.The empress was greatly annoyed with Gulliver.

                                             Plot
This chapter contributes significantly to the development of the plot. With the help of Gulliver the battle is won. The emperor wants Gulliver to do more harm to the neighbouring country but Gulliver is not ready for it. A fire breaks out in the apartment of the empress. Gulliver urinates over it and extinguishes it.

                                     Summary
After giving a word to Reldresai, Guliliver set out  to make his strategy. Blefuscu was separated From Lilliput by a small channel. It was 800 yards and six feet deep. Gulliver knew that he could
easily wade through this channel and seize the whole fleet belonging to the emperor of Blefuscu. He made use of a cables to which he tied some hooks. With this he pulled fifty of the enemy’s largest ships towards Lilliput. This act of Gulliver came as a great blow to Blefuscu. It crippled enemy. The emperor of Lilliput was very happy. He gave the highest title of honour to Gulliver.

With the crippling blow of Gulliver the battle was won but the emperor of Lilliput was not happy. He wanted Gulliver to continue damaging the forces of Blefuscu and wreck the island. Gulliver was not in favour of this. So the emperor of Lilliput became cool towards Gulliver.

The government of Blefuscu signed a peace treaty with the emperor of Lilliput. Gulliver now expressed a desire to visit the island of Blefuscu. The permission was orally granted. But the emperor of Lilliput soon became prejudiced against Gulliver. In fact he was instigated by Flimnap and Bolgolam. They convinced the emperor that Gulliver’s friendship with the king of Blefuscu would result in the withdrawl of Gulliver’s support for Lilliput.
However, Gulliver performed a remarkable service to the emperor of Lilliput. He extinguished the fire which had broken out in the apartment of the empress. Since sufficient water was not available , G ull iver u ii n ated o n th e fi re . Un nation was plentiful as Gulliver had drunk a large quantity of wine the previous day. because the fire was put out. But the empress was greatly annoyed. She felt that Gulliver, by urinating in her room, had polluted it. Urination within the four walls of the palace was forbidden. She decided to shift to some other building.

Very short answer type questions
Q.1.What is the width and depth of the channel which separates the Island of Lilliput from that of Blefuscu?
Ans. It is 800 yards wide and about six feet deep.
Q.2.How many ships of the enemy did Gulliver pull with his cable?
Ans. Gulliver pulled fifty ships.
Q.3.How did the emperor honour Gulliver?
Ans. He conferred on Gulliver the highest honour which existed in Lilliput.
Q.4.Why did Gulliver want the forces of Blefuscu to be destroyed completely?
Ans. The emperor of Lilliput wanted to rule the conquered people of Blefuscu through a viceroy. That is why he wanted the forces of Blefuscu to be destroyed completely.
Q.5.What did the Empress finally decide?
Ans. She decided to shift to another building.

Short answer type questions
Q.1. How did Gulliver seize fifty ships of the enemy?
Ans. Gulliver took a few cables. He, then, tied some hooks with them. With the help of this he pulled fifty ships of the enemy to the side of Lilliputians.
Q.2.How did the emperor of Lilliput honour Gulliver?
Ans. Gulliver’s device worked well. Fifty ships of the enemy were pulled away. This was a crippling blow to the enemy. The emperor of the island was very happy. He conferred on Gulliver the highest title of honour which existed in Lilliput.
Q.3.Why did the Emperor of Lilliput become cool to Gulliver?
Ans. The emperor of Lilhiput expected Gulliver to go on doing harm to the forces of Blefuscu. He wanted Gulliver to destroy the enemy empire completely. But Gulliver didn’t agree to it. So the emperor became cool towards Gulliver.

Q.4.How did Flimnap ‘and Bolgolam Instigate the emperor of Lilliput against Gulliver?
Ans. Gulliver had sought permission from the Emperor to visit Blefuscu. Flimnap and Bolgolam told the emperor that Gulliver’s friendship with the emperor of Blefuscu would result in the withdrawl of Gulliver’s support to Lilliput. This convinced the emperor.
Q.5.Why was the Empress annoyed?
Ans. One day a fire broke out in the apartment of the empress. Sufficient water was not available. Gulliver extinguished the fire by urinating on it. The empress was annoyed because Gulliver had done an illegal act. Urination within the precincts of the palace was forbidden.