Ernest Callenbach Writing Styles in Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston

Ernest Callenbach
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Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston is told entirely in the first person. The antagonist, William Weston, is the narrator for both the journals and the reports. The book is arranged to represent a collection of regular reports and journal entries submitted by a reporter, and so the entire book is from Weston's perspective and gives no special insight into the hearts and minds of other characters other than Weston's own speculation.

This is a narrative delivered by several modes. The author of this book uses description, which is often very detailed, to help the reader see what Weston sees while in Ecotopia, especially in Weston's diary. He also uses the occasional dialog to help demonstrate how Weston is relating to the Ecotopians, and they to him.

The author also uses a few forms of exposition in this story. He uses cause-and-effect to show...

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