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Individualism in Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

Summary: Edward Bellamy's utopian novel Looking Backward leads one to consider the importance of individualism. While the twentieth century that Julian West sees is the perfect image of utopian society, individualism did not progress along with it, as greater emphasis was placed on community and cooperation.
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. Therefore, this new society has not benefited the belief of individualism.

In the 19th century individualism was prided but in the 20th century the society has changed, the new society sought out for more communities and cooperation. The main aspects of the new society were all influenced by cooperation...

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