Describe gulliver’s voyage to Laputa, its people and customs and the new marvel, " The Flying Island".
Gulliver’s third journey is to Laputa and the neighbouring Luggnagg and Glubdugdribb. Gulliver is able to call up the dead and discovers the deceptions of history when he travels to the island of Glubdugdribb. Laputa’s population consists of people fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge. The people of Laputa are over thinkers and bizarre. Gulliver meets the Stuldbrugs, which is a race blessed with immortality. Gulliver thinks that they are miserable. Laputa is a fictional island or a rock which its inhabitants can move in any direction using magnetic levitation. Power is exercised in Laputa through technology and not physical size. The government floats over the rest of the kingdom, using technology to gain an advantage over its subjects. The floating island not only a formidable weapon but also an allegorical image which represents the distance between the government and the people it governs.