Childhood's End - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Chapter 10 describes the state of the world in the year 2050. Since many of the world's problems are solved, there are not many newsworthy events to put in newspapers.

Man is still prosperous, working only 20 hours a week and owning two homes. Since people are working less, they have much more time for leisure and sports. Since people have more time to perfect their physical skills, the planet is overrun with superior athletes, making professional sports obsolete. Even though the world has reached Utopia, there are still some unsatisfied people who are uncertain of the future.

Chapter 10 Analysis

As in prior chapters, some of the more educated humans are becoming bored with their lifestyles, and also feel that it is too good to last. Even their leisure lives have become mundane, with no professional sports to watch and nothing of value to read about in the newspapers.

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