Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Julian does not want to be left alone because he knows the bizarre nature of his circumstances will stress him and bring him enormous emotional pain if he thinks about it. When Dr. Leete suggests that Julian stay awake a little longer to talk, Julian is relieved. Dr. Leete assures him that when he is ready to retire, he will gladly give Julian a sleeping medication to help ease his strife. Julian begins conversation by asking about the Boston of the year 2000 and about the labor question in particular.

Dr. Leete says that the labor question no longer exists, and he asks if Julian saw any signs of the crisis that was approaching when he fell asleep in 1887. Julian admits to recognizing that trouble was brewing, as evidenced by the strikes and the general discontent of the laboring classes. Urged by Dr. Leete's...

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