The Fruitland Community Essay

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The Fruitland Community

Amanda Birdsong
Mrs. Tymon
February 25, 2002

The Friutland Community
A utopian society is very hard to come across these days. People tend to start a utopian
society in order to better the life's of others. Bronson Alcott of the Fruitland Community
tries to find a utopian society that will last and be productive. The Fruitland's goal is
to abstain from worldly activity and integrate systems of trade and labor in order to find

The Fruitland Community differs from the novel, Anthem more than it is similar. Bronson
Alcott designed a community which would help others carry out all their philosophies. His
practical needs to act on his high ideals made this community popular, but only for a
short time. In the Fruitland community people are not free in all respects. This brings
similarity and differences in relating Anthem stated that no individual is free. No one
could express one's thoughts, ideas, or even one's feelings in Anthem. The Fruitlanders
did have individuality, but the people in Anthem felt that it was a sin to see themselves
as an individual person. The Fruitland leaders "wanted to eliminate cattle from the
drudgery of farm labor and spare them from the degradation of slaughter for food. However,
they also meant to end the need for human contact with animals due to the fact they felt
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