Gulliver's Travels: Part 3, Chapter 6 - Summary

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      After visiting various project rooms, the author now enters the section of political projectors. He does not like these unhappy professors who are proposing schemes to the monarchs to help them choose their favorites. An ingenious scientist argues that since there is a strict universal resemblance between the natural and the political body, the health of both must be preserved and the diseases cured by the same prescriptions. He also suggests that every senator should be directed to vote in a way that is contrary to his opinion, for that will best serve public interest. Next, Gulliver has an opportunity to hear the debate between two professors who are discussing the most effective ways to raise money without causing pains to subjects. It is being discussed whether the tax would be fixed upon certain qualities or follies of a person. The highest tax is suggested for those who are the favorites of the opposite sex. The women are proposed to be taxed on the basis of their beauty and dressing sense. Another professor describes the ways for discovering plots and conspiracies against the government. The author also advises this professor on some methods to decode or decipher the language of letters written by various conspirators.

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