In the novel I am reading, called Looking Backward from 2000 to 1887 by Edward Bellamy, written in 1888.
What is the least believable aspect of the novel so far? Well I can name a few, first is you would die if you traveled forward 113 years, 3 months and eleven days. He survives a fire in his sleep because he is in a concrete jail/bedchamber under/ in the basement of the house. Now does this sound possible? I will put a quiz at the end of the essay to see how you did. He falls asleep in the year 1887, after a trip with his girlfriend to the mountains with her family. They came back from the trip later that day, and dined at her parents house.
After the dinner, Edith(that was the girl’s name) insisted that Mr. West must go back home to go to sleep. She knew that he did not sleep well at all. He called for the doctor to come and give him some sleeping meds, and when he was asleep the fire burnt down his house and he has dugged up in the year 2000. Now does that seem that he would have rot to death, or suffocated. But somehow he survived the fire and traveled in time.
Another thing is that the 2000 Boston is now a communistic city, and some with all of the larger countries, like America. America is not communistic, even today it is not. A communistic country does not do well at all, and has not solved any of the world’s problems at all. If you have a communist government, then you are not free to do what you want, you are practical a slave.
People get paid the same wages, even if they are in a hard working job with lots of hours to work, or a easy job with not much hours to work. All of the stores are the same and they are all over the city. All of the warehouses have the right amount of goods that the people by, which is not possible for a government to do.
Everyone has a credit card with which they buy their items with. All stores are sample shop’s. You go and work when you are 21 and retire when you are 45, but you fully retire when you are 46. There are no wars. Nowhere in the history of the world had there been a time when a communist government had no wars. This guy predicted the future that there were going to be radios, but he calls them telephones.
Last but not least is that he is still the same age that he was in the year 1887, he is not a day older, and he is not dead. Now read the book if you want to know what I have written is truly in there. Now for your test: