Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Edith asks Julian if he has been to see his old home and the unearthed sleeping chamber where he was found. He admits that he has stayed away, just in case the sight was too much for him. He reasserts his feelings of warmth and gratitude to her for helping him through his mental stress and dislocation when he first arrived, and he says that now that he knows where he is and has a better understanding of society, he really wants to see his old sleeping room. Edith agrees to go with him for moral support. Julian is astounded that he isn't moved emotionally by the sight of it and that it doesn't seem strange to him. He has no emotional connection to his former life.

Edith asks if he would have had many people to grieve his passing, and he confides...

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