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Childhood's End Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 15 Summary

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Chapter 15 Summary

George is becoming more and more discontented with the utopist state of the world. He and Jean visit the island of New Athens, an experimental commune made up largely of artists. Since she feels that the move would benefit their children, Jean agrees to move there.

The family has to adjust to their new surroundings. Jean is shocked to see a kitchen in the house, since she is accustomed to using an automatic food service. She also enjoys the picturesque surroundings, but is concerned by the nearby inactive volcano, Sparta. Since private cars are not allowed, George must travel by bicycle.

The remainder of Chapter 15 details the creation of New Athens. Ben Salomon, the Jewish founder, is compared to Moses. Born in Israel, he is particularly bitter toward the Overlords for taking his freedom, since his country had only recently achieved independence before Karellen arrived. Although he...

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