Gulliver’s Travels Study Guide Question #91 They were quarreling about how you should crack an egg. Whether you should crack it from the big end or the little end. Question #92 He is satirizing about the government. This was basically Jonathan Swift's satire on the wars between England and France in his own time, which were based on points just as silly as the "Big-Enders" vs. the "LittleEnders" and their quarrel. Question #93 He is saying how fussing over how to crack an egg is stupid, just like how England ad France were fussing over stupid stuff, probably territory. At the time England wanted to be dominant. Question #94 He took some of there ships because they were acting mad. He did this to neutralize them. Question #95 He becomes mad because Gulliver was not willing to help them in wars to become more dominant. Question #96 Gambling puts the people at the highest levels of society at risk. Question #97 • He did not like England. The king declares the English to be "the most pernicious Race of Little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth." Question #98 To try to get respect from others by doing something bad. Question #99 The king thinks that the English are disgusting vermins. Question #100 • Otherness • Otherness plays a large part in Gulliver's Travels. Throughout his journeys Gulliver never quite fits in, regardless of how long he stays. Partly this is a matter of size. In Lilliput, he is the only giant. In Brobdingnag, everyone else is giant and he is small. Mainly, however, it is a matter of being different and simply from elsewhere. On his final journey, when he is captain and his crew mutinies, they leave him on an uncharted island. In Houyhnhnm, where there actually are human beings, they are disgusting creatures with whom Gulliver certainly cannot relate.