A Voyage to Lilliput Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER REVIEW

1.Some Lilliputians hatched a conspiracy against Gulliver.
2.They prepared articles of impeachment against him.
3.Gulliver was charged with treason and disloyalty.
4.Reldresal, well-wisher of Gulliver, suggested that he should be blinded, not killed.
5.Gulliver secretly slipped from Lilliput and reached Blefuscu.
6.The emperor welcomed him.

Plot
A few Lilliputians conspired against Gulliver. They leveled charges of treason and disloyalty against him. As opposition grew Gulliver secretly left the country and took shelter in Blefuscu.

Summary
One day Flimnap, Skyrris and a few other dignitaries conspired against Gulliver. They prepared articles of impeachment against him for treason and other crimes. The man who visited Gulliver produced for his information a copy of the articles of impeachment.
Gulliver went through the documents. He found that he had been charged with the following irregularities.
1.He had urinated within the precincts of a royal palace.
2.He had refused to seize the remaining ships of the Emperor of Blefuscu.
3.He had held secret discussion with the ambassadors of the court of Blefuscu.
4.He had made up his mind to visit the court of Blefuscu after having received only a verbal permission from the emperor of Lilliput.
These articles showed that Flimnap and others wanted Gulliver to be sentenced to death for these charges.
One of Gulliver’s well-wishers, Reidresal, who had heard about this, suggested that instead of being put to death, Gulliver should be merely blinded in both eyes. Even in the state of blindness, he would be useful to the emperor. Gulliver also learnt that the people had informed the emperor that the expenses of feeding Gulliver would one day reduce the country to bankruptcy. Gulliver also learnt that the empress too had instigated the emperor. She was unhappy with Gulliver because the latter had extinguished fire in her apartment by urinating.
In the light of the information gathered by Gulliver, he understood that living in Lilliput was not safe for him. The best course for him would be to slip away from Lilliput and take shelter in Blefuscu. Gulliver knew that If he wanted he could bring about a lot of destruction in Lilliput. But he did not want to violate the solemn VOW he had taken to remain sincere to the emperor. Therefore Gulliver, one day, stole away from Lilliput. He waded through the intervening channel and reached Blefuscu. He was welcomed by the emperor and his men. Gulliver too kissed the hands of the emperor and the empress.

VeryShort Answer type questions and answers
Q.1.What did the visitor give Gulliver?
Ans. A copy of the articles of impeachment.
Q.2.Who had suggested that Gulliver should be blinded ?
Ans. Reidresal, a well-wisher of Gulliver, had suggested this.
Q.3.How did the enemies of Gulliver instigate the emperor ?
Ans. They said that the expenses of feeding Gulliver would reduce the country to bankruptcy.
Q.4.What did Gulliver decide ?
Ans. He decided to leave Lilliput and go to Blefuscu.
Q.5.How did Gulliver show respect the emperor and the empress ?
Ans. Gulliver laid himself on the ground kissed the hands of the emperor empress.

Short Answer type questions and answers
Q.1. Who conspired against Gulliver ? What did they do?
Ans. Some Lilliputians, including Flimnap and Skyrris conspired against Gulliver. They prepared articles of impeachment against him for treason and other big crimes.
Q.2.- What were the charges levelled against Gulliver ?
Ans. Gulliver was charged with having urinated within the precincts of the palace, having refused to seize the remaining enemy ships; having held secret discussions with the ambassadors of the court of Blefuscu; and having decided to visit Blefuscu only on verbal permission.
Q.3. What did Reldresal suggest?
Ans. Reldresal was thought to be a well wisher of Gulliver. He suggested that Gulliver, instead of being put to death, should only be blinded, Though blinded he would still be useful for the emperor.
Q.4. What Information did the visitor give Gulilver ?
Ans. The visitor informed Gulliver about the suggestion of Reidresal. He also told that the emperor had been prejudiced against him because he was told about the expenses of feeding Gulliver. Moreover, the empress had instigated the emperor against Gulliver.
Q.5. Where did Gulliver go after leaving Lilliput?
Ans. Gulliver felt that living in Lilliput was not without danger for him. So he decided to leave Lilliput. After leaving Lilliput he went to Blefuscu where he was welcomed by the emperor.