Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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When Julian awakes, he thinks of his Decoration Day outing with his fiancye, Edith, and of his 11:00 meeting with the builder of his home. As he sits up, he realizes that he is not in his own room and is confused. He searches for clues to his own identity in this room, and eventually he remembers that he is no longer living in 1887, but has been thrust into the year 2000. Julian West is emotionally distraught now that he realizes the severity of his situation, and because he is no longer existing on the adrenaline, strangeness and curiosity of his initial arousal from sleep. To keep from losing his mental stability, he leaves the house and walks through the city. He recognizes only a few of the old landmarks. He is, indeed, in Boston, but it is an entirely different city than it was in his time. He...

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