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Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward - Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward   People have always wondered what the future will be like. Certainly Edward Bellamy did when he wrote the novel, Looking Backward (1888). Bellamy uses a man named Mr. West as the main character in this novel. He opens by telling who he is and what his social standing is. West is a young man, around the age of 30, and is fairly wealthy. At the beginning, he tells us about his fiancé, Edith, and the house he is having trouble building for her. The trouble comes from the fact that the workers keep going on strike due to financial reasons, which prolongs the completion of the house....   [tags: Looking Backward]
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Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward - Looking Backward is a Utopian novel written by Edward Bellamy. The story is about Julian West, an American who falls into a deep hypnosis induced sleep only to wake up hundred and thirteen years later. When he wakes up, he is still in the same location but in a totally transformed world (Bellamy 11). He has also been changed into a socialist utopia. The book illustrates Bellamy’s views about changing and improving the future hence, bringing out four major themes; advantages of a socialist system, perils of the stock market, use of credit card and engaging the industrial army to curb some occurrences....   [tags: Evolution, Darwins Theory]
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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Essay Option 2: Looking Backward: Government and power imbalance from 1887 – 2000 The vision and ideas in Bellamy’s book Looking Backward that stronger government would create a utopian society were mainly related to the power imbalance developing in the gilded age, the ideas of social theorists like Henry George, workers’ rights movements known as unions and the actions of government leaders in the 19th century. In Bellamy’s book, a major theme in Julian’s journey through the year 2000 and throughout the comparison between 1887 and 2000 is that there is a vision of strong government control over multiple aspects of life more so in the dream 2000 than had been in 1887....   [tags: utopia, insomia patient, government]
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Exploring Freedom in Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward - The definition of freedom depends entirely on how the phrase “freedom from…” ends. Perhaps a most straightforward understanding of freedom is the laissez-faire emphasis on limiting the power of government to interfere in economic and social matters. In this state of absolute freedom, however, inequalities exist between people, so that freedom from a controlling government does not imply individuals’ freedom of contract, movement, legal protection, equal rights through citizenship, or political voice....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays] 1974 words
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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Looking Backward The book Looking Backward was written by Edward Bellamy and published in the year 1888. Bellamy started off his career as a journalist but then married and decided to devote his efforts to writing fiction novels. Looking Backward was published and Bellamy was famous. The book stirred around the country and had people imagining a world like the one Bellamy created in his book. The idea of a utopia as the one he describes is unbelievable. His book is what people, of even now in the twenty first century, wish the world could possible be like....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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Individualism in Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Julian West, a man born and raised in the 19th century has suddenly appeared in the 20th century. Due to an apparent mishap in the 19th, his body was never awaken and remained in its mesmeric state. When he woke up, he found himself in a whole different society then he was living in. The economy, government, and the whole social structure were completely changed. To Julian, the 20th century became the perfect image of a utopian society. But the society of the 20th century has left behind the pride of individualism which was cherished in the 19th century....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays] 349 words
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Visions of Utopia in Bellamy's Looking Backward - Visions of Utopia in Looking Backward   Edward Bellamy addressed many of the topics crucial to the development of a civilization in his book, Looking Backward. In the story he addresses several different features of years past utopias. Some being "universal harmony, distribution of occupation according to individual aptitudes, equality of reward, universal ease and comfort, reduction of hours of labor, suppression of idleness, of competition, of the struggle for life, and also for money" (De Laveleye)....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays]
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Bellamy's Looking Backward: Utopia or Fantasy? - Bellamy's Looking Backward: Utopia or Fantasy?               Although Edward Bellamy's twentieth century society in Looking Backward appears to be the perfect utopia, it could never exist. The very factors that Bellamy claimed contributed to the society's establishment and success are, in reality, what would lead to its failure. The twentieth century society lacked the possibility for advancements in technology while at the same time lacking competition and appropriate incentives. Even if we ignore these faults, we observe that when Bellamy created his society for Looking Backward, he made several false assumptions about human behavior and failed to realize that the only way his society...   [tags: Looking Backward Essays]
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To Succeed One Must First Dream in Looking Backwards by Edward Bellamy - ... He sees strangers and is told the date is September 10, 2000. Dumbfounded, Julian thinks his friends are playing a joke on him, but Dr. Leete, one the "strangers," confirms that he is really in 2000. To convince Julian, Dr. Leete shows him a glimpse of modern-day Boston. Mr. West is amazed at the grandiosity and cleanliness of the new Boston. Wondering how modern-day Boston came to be, Julian asks Dr. Leete why, and he explains that the government has consolidated all industries into one industrial army....   [tags: utopian, socialism, society] 1167 words
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Bellamy's Vision of the 2000's in Looking Backward - The book Looking Backward is about Julian West, a thirty-year-old insomnia patient born into the 1800’s. During the 19th century, the majority of the world was impoverished and the wealthy people wanted to help but they believed that there was no way to do so without losing their wealth. Julian planned to marry his fiancé, Edith Bartlett when their house was built but there were many builder strikes going on at the time and the house wasn’t going to be built for another year so their marriage was also delayed....   [tags: insomnia, government, education] 1432 words
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A Window into Thinking During The Gilded Age in the Book Looking Backwards by Edward Bellamy - ... He listens to Barton's which is actually about him. Barton goes on a tirade mocking and demonizing the 19th century and its people who causes Julian to be distraught. He loses all hope of being a 21st century man, but Edith, his one love, tries to convince him that he is already a friend of the family. They both profess their love for each other which consoles Mr. West, but that night he encounters an eery dream. It is about him waking up in back where he was at the beginning of the book. He reads of all the horrors and atrocities in the newspaper and that night goes to Ms....   [tags: anarchism, gender, corruption]
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