Land of the Houyhnhnms

30 Sep

For the fourth and final part of our journey, our pilot is flying us over the Houyhnhnms’ Land.  This unusual island is home to Yahoos and Houyhnhnms.  The Yahoos closely resemble humans in appearance, but they lack the ability to reason.  They are terrible, disgusting creatures.  Instead this island is ruled by a noble breed of horses, the Houyhnhnms.  The Houyhnhnms have a spoken language, a system of government, a culture based on truth.  In fact, there is no word for lying in the Houyhnhnm language.  Gulliver was so enamored by the Houyhnhnms that he never wanted to leave… so why did he?


Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Gulliver's Travels


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2 responses to “Land of the Houyhnhnms

  1. Kerry

    September 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    He left so his story could conclude and you could move on to one of my favorites P&P.

  2. Christina

    September 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm



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