Gulliver’s Travels Questions Book Three Laputa: In his account of the Lagado Academy

  1. In his account of the Lagado Academy, what basic philosophical position is Gulliver mocking? To what extent do you think that Gulliver’s Travels as a whole counters this philosophy?
  2. How does Gulliver’s account of the long lived Struldbruggs deal with the problem of desire? What error or errors does this account suggest is the cause of much human folly and failure?
  3. Are the Struldbruggs happy to have eternal life?
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