Lacking all common sense and utterly pre-occupied by abstractions, the Laputian King rules the land of Lagado from a floating island that never touches ground. He is by law not allowed to descend to the Earth and thus spends his life with his body hovering in space and his mind hovering amidst elaborate theories.
The timeline below shows where the character The Laputian King appears in Gulliver's Travels. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 3, Chapter 2
...on Laputa. Many women try to escape to Lagado, but it is difficult to get the Laputian king ’s permission to leave Laputa because “the [Laputian] people of quality have found, by frequent... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 3
Book 3, Chapter 4