Study Guide

The Sorrel Nag in Gulliver's Travels

By Jonathan Swift

The Sorrel Nag

The sorrel nag is the Master Horse's servant. When describing horse colors, "sorrel" means reddish brown, and "nag" means run-down or not as good as a thoroughbred horse. This horse loves Gulliver, and that's pretty much all we know about him. But he also seems to be a member of that servant class of horses the Master Horse mentions.

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