Perfect Little World: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Kevin Wilson
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The Artificial Village

The Artificial Village is an omen of things to come. The Artificial Village is a book by Preston Grind that argues for communal parenting. The book is read by Brenda Acklen, who chooses to finance Grind so that he can expand on his ideas with the Infinite Family Project.

The Constant Friction Method

The Constant Friction Method symbolizes the reality that science, psychology, and sociology cannot raise a child better than the natural, traditional family unit under varying circumstances. The CFM includes constantly disrupting and destabilizing a child’s world with the hope the child will be a well-adjusted adult, prepared for life’s uncertainties. Unfortunately, this traumatizes those children - including Grind, whose parents used CFM on him - emotionally.

The Whittled Duck

The whittled duck symbolizes incompleteness - both with respect to the raising of a young child and to a life...

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