|Plot Summary of Erewhon|
|" The Narrator of Samuel Butler's Erewhon (nowhere spelled backwards) finds himself lost in some nameless tropical country he is exporing when he comes across a very European-like society previously unknown in the larger world. At first he is taken to prison, where he discovers that in this society, sickness is looked at as a crime. When he is released, he lives with an Erewhonian family and learns about their society. Once they were very advanced in terms of machines, but after awhile they discovered that the machines were making them weak, and so they got rid of them. Now the only machines are in museums. Later he falls in love with an Erewhonian woman.
Butler writes what has come to be known as a dystopia, a book which creates a world that is opposite of the ideal world of the utopia."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Erewhon|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
- surviving repressive dictatorship
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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