Question from the novel Gulliver's travels
Character sketch of James bates

Asked by ABHILASHA | 20th Jul, 2017, 09:20: PM

Expert Answer:

Gulliver introduces Mr. James Bates to us in the beginning part itself. Gulliver's father was facing a hard time in coping up with the expenses of Gulliver's college. Mr. James Bates, an eminent surgeon, then took Gulliver under his wings as an apprentice for 4 years, post his graduation from Cambridge. Post-practice, Gulliver left for Leyden to continue his studies. Mr. Bates was quite impressed with Gulliver and this is quite evident when Mr. James refers him as a ship's surgeon. Gulliver adores him and has refers to him as "my good master". The kind-hearted Mr. James Bates continued exhibiting his generosity by recommending Gulliver to set up a practice with him and thus referred many of the patients to Gulliver. However, things got complicated with the death of Mr. James Bates. Gulliver was unable to put things together at work and eventually lost out patients. This event triggered the need to again go for the sea voyages. Thus, the death of Mr. James Bates lead to the occurrence of the chain of events which the later part of the books covers.  

Answered by Athira | 22nd Jul, 2017, 04:17: PM