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The Utopian Experiment Of Utopian Community Brook Farm

933 words - 4 pages

Have you ever dreamed of a community so perfect where you could live, work, and go to school on a daily basis? A community filled with so much happiness and peace among the society? A society where jobs are available as well as proficient teaching for citizens in that society. A place where citizens have the options of choice for which career they choose. A place filled with intelligent people who have high morals. Brook Farm was created to unite human relationships together.

To begin with, the Utopian Community Brook Farm, was one of the most famous experiments in the U.S. that lasted for five years. The Brook Farm Community was created to bring human relationships together. Brook Farm consisted of a schooling system and physical laboring.The idea of the farm was created for people to have individual freedom as well as having a civilized relationship with one another. According to George Ripley, the founder of Brook Farm, "The purpose of his community was, in effect, to overcome the tensions and contradictions that, up until, had plagued human beings in the world." The Community members on the farm had to work for their way. The members of the farm received a fair amount of the excellent education Brook Farm had to offer. You were not judged by your class or wealth within the community for the sake of your education; however, everyone was given education evenly. The members were allowed to retain their own private land in the community. Brook Farm did not deprive the members of their own individuality and of their privacy.

The founder of the Brook Farm Community was Reverend George Ripley. Because Ripley was not spiritual anymore, he decided to succumb his pulpit. However, "He described himself to his parishioners in his farewell sermon as "a peace man, a temperance man, an abolitionist, atranscendentalist, and a friend of radical reform of our social institutions." He was a believer of the society being restored in or order to save the people from sin. He founded the community back in 1841, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Ripley had formed the group which consisted of twenty people, including, his wife Sophia Ripley. Ripley wanted to make the human race more refined and have better morals. George was very big on education, it was his solid idea on what he wanted Brook Farm to become. Before Brook Farm Community was created, George took the time to become accustomed to the acts of living and learning together.

The systematic Brook Farm was known as an "Institute of Agriculture and Education." In addition, every member of the society could voice their opinions and be heard to the people who were in charge. The society members had to pay for room and stay. The members at Brook Farm had a choice to work or pay...

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