The Blithedale Romance - Section 8- Chapter 15: A Crisis and Chapter 16: Leave-Takings Summary & Analysis

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Section 8- Chapter 15: A Crisis and Chapter 16: Leave-Takings Summary

In the fifteenth chapter, "A Crisis", as the summer passes, Coverdale and Hollingsworth discuss the community's plans to erect a Phalanstery, but it is evident that Hollingsworth speaks with little fervor. Shortly after the scene at Eliot's Pulpit, Coverdale mentions how their toils will seem romantic to young people in the future and also suggests choosing a spot for a cemetery before they have need of it. Hollingsworth, having no faith in Coverdale's dream, mentions his own scheme for the reformation of criminals. When he claims that he can have the necessary capital within a month, Coverdale decides that Hollingsworth must be appropriating Zenobia's funds so lavishly. Hollingsworth has no regrets in overthrowing the fair system of their new life because it does not suit him; refusing to argue...

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