Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

Julian admits that in his "old" life, he was frequently depressed on Sundays. This Sunday is worse than ever because after listening to Mr. Barton's sermon about the selfishness, degradation and poverty of his era, he feels like the Leetes can only look at him with loathing and pity. Because Julian is attracted to Edith, his feelings of despair are even more intense. In an attempt to ease his pain, Julian walks back to his old homestead, where he laments that he doesn't belong in either era. His old home is long dead, and he is not like the people of the city around him.

Edith, worried about Julian's low spirits, follows him. He tells her that he doesn't want her to pity him. Edith admonishes Julian for overreacting to the sermon, telling him that the people who truly have come to know...

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