Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

Julian and Dr. Leete discuss what happens after a man retires from the workforce at the age of forty-five, with Julian commenting that it must be a real hardship for an energetic man to be mandated to retirement. Dr. Leete claims that this enables men to pursue the higher spiritual and recreational prowess that there's not enough time for during their working life. In fact, the later years are seen as the height of a man's life, a time to renew youth. There are no such things as professional athletes or monetary prizes. However, fierce competition exists between the various trade guilds, and men compete for the sheer glory and enjoyment.

Chapter 18 Analysis

Dr. Leete's superior attitude and views are noticeable in his language to Julian West. When Julian wonders if men are discouraged or frustrated by the early retirement, Dr. Leete expounds...

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