Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Chapter 28 begins with the words of Sawyer, Julian's manservant. He is arousing Julian and telling him that he has had trouble bringing him out of his sleep. Julian is groggy, remembering with utter clarity the dream of the future Boston and its utopian society. He dresses and reads the newspapers, noting the bad news of murder, corruption and greed. He wanders around the city, looking at the thousands of merchants who are duplicating their efforts, the many manufacturing plants that compete and actually try to steal business from each other. He sees the vast differences in wealth and poverty by noticing the difference in clothing and attitudes of the people. Julian is horrified to notice the uncaring attitude toward the sick and poor on the street. The excessive advertisements, the push to make people buy things they don't need and the reliance on...

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