Apr 4, 2018
Gay Content in "Gulliver's Travels"
Maybe because of the little people?
Most of us don't get farther than the voyage to Lilliput, where Gulliver encounters little people with a penchant for bluster over trivialities, sort of like European kings during the Age of Absolutism.
I got through the whole thing in high school; I remember that when Gulliver finally makes it home, he is disgusted by the habits of the humans around him, and especially by their smell. He can't abide having his wife in the same room.
I could relate to that. I couldn't stand the way girls smelled, either. Disgusting sweet powders and perfumes!
Plus there's all that bondage.