The Gulliver’s Travels is a novel from 1726. The author Jonathan Swift was born in and died in Dublin (Ireland). The book became very popular after it was published. It is one of the most important books in English literature. The book was so interesting that it was decided to make a movie out of it.
I The film starts whit When Lemuel came home he started to talk about his journeys with a lot of passion. The first place he talked about was the country of Lilliput. The people living there were only as big as the size of his thumb. He helped them in different ways and they liked him because of that. After a while they thought they could use him better if he became blinded. Whit the help of a friend he escaped.
II The second place he ended up was in Brobdingnag. He was picked up by a farmer that was 22 meters tall. This was a land of giants. The farmer displayed him in a freak show. The queen liked him and bought him. One day when he was by the sea side inside his small house a big eagle took his house whit him inside and flew away and after a while dropped his house in the sea.
III The third place was Laputa which was a flying island. He was dragged up from the sea to Laputa. The size of people was normal and they were dressed Indian style. Laputa was the land of music and mathematic but they could not use them for any practical reasons. He helped the people of the Laputa when he found a way to avoid a big crash.
IV He continued to explore the world with his crew. After a while his crew got sick of him, and left him on the first piece of dry land they could find. This is where he got in contact with hideous people and horses. He later found out that the horses were ruling over the humans. The horses were known as Houyhnhnms and humans as Yahoos. He was assaulted by the Yahoos but saved by Houyhnhnms. It was not safe for him to stay there and he was also homesick. So he went home.
V When he came home, he stated to tell about the adventures to his wife and child. He tells his story with a lot av passion. He uses much body language so his family starts to get worried about his mental health. His wife had met a new man, the man wanted to marry her, so he did everything he could to convince Lemuel’s wife that Lemuel was insane. The wife agreed to send him to a hospital. When he told about the third place he was at a mental hospital. Lemuel’s wife understands that the man who wanted to marry her was not good man. He had fooled her. She decided to get Lemuel out from the hospital but they needed to go to a trial. When they were inside the court, Gulliver told about the last place he was. Everybody laughed at him and did not believe him. His son presented a tiny tiny sheep from the first place he visited. When the people in the court saw this, they were amazed. He was released.
The moral of the story I guess is that doing not underestimate anyone although you are much more superior have respect for your fellow humans and all creatures.
I liked the movie because there were so many interesting places. When I watched the movie I pictured myself being there and I experienced strange situations. I recommend everyone to watch this regardless of age!