Walden Two Essay

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Book Title: Walden Two
Author: B.F. Skinner
Pages: 301


     A. Time: mid 1940’s (after the end of WWII)

     B. Place: Walden Two, R.D. I, Canton

     C. Detailed description of the opening scene:

          Rogers and Steve just returning from war, and looking for a new      beginning read an article on a man named Frazier who was planning to      begin an experimental utopian society. They immediately become intrigued      by the idea. Their interest brought them to the office of Professor Burris,
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Main Character:

          Professor Burris is a professor of psychology, the central character of      the novel, and the man through whose eyes we view the many aspects of      Walden Two. He is very intelligent, and initially doubtful of the operations      of Walden Two, but is more and more fanatical about it over the course of      his visit.

     B. Supporting Character:

          T.E. Frazier is a former classmate of Burris' at his graduate school,      and is one of the founding members of Walden Two.

     C. Supporting Character:

          Augustine Castle is a philosopher and a colleague of Burris at the           university. He is equally as intelligent as Burris and a gifted debater, but he      is rather closed-minded; he debates with Frazier his whole visit to Walden      Two, trying to find some practical reason why it shouldn’t work.

     D. Supporting Character:

          Rogers is a former classmate of Burris. After returning