© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
 

Characters

Glumdalclitch

Character Analysis

Glumdalclitch is Gulliver's kindly 9-year-old nurse. She carries him about Brobdingnag in a box meant for his protection, sews his clothes, and generally treats him like a pet. A lot of the humor in the Brobdingnag chapters comes from Gulliver's happy return to a kind of babyhood. He is absolutely spoiled with luxury, and doesn't seem to mind being looked after. However, his vulnerability to monkeys and large apples does leave him feeling a bit too vulnerable to be comfortable.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
back to top