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Walden Two Setting & Symbolism

B. F. Skinner
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Walden Two

Walden Two is a communal society built on farmland in rural New England. The society is based on Frazier's theories and a science of behavior. In Walden Two, everyone works to pay for their upkeep, at a rate of four labor-credits a day, one of which must be earned through physical labor. Children are raised communally in a nursery and a group school. No one is given fame or public gratitude, and no one has many possessions. The culture is structured for the good of the community.

Sheep

At the beginning of the book, the characters see a herd of sheep that has been trained not to touch a string, since the sheep relate the string to an electric fence. The string can then be used as an easy, portable fence to move the sheep around the lawn as "mowers." There is also a sheep dog...

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