Gulliver seems to be an honest person, and we are told throughout the book that he is faithfully relaying the events he experienced and the peoples he encountered. One of his signal characteristics is that he changes over the course of the book due to his experiences. In particular, he is very disillusioned with humanity after encountering the peaceful and virtuous Houyhnhnms, whose lifestyle he is incapable of emulating due to his human weakness. On the other hand, throughout much of the book, he is a bit arrogant, presuming his own superiority to the peoples he encounters. Gulliver is a complex character, even if he does not always understand what is going on around him.