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B. F. Skinner Writing Styles in Walden Two

B. F. Skinner
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Point of View

Walden Two is written in the first person point of view, with Professor Burris as the narrator. Burris is chosen as narrator because he gives a neutral "everyman" perspective and acts as a surrogate for the reader as he experiences Walden Two firsthand. The reader is in the same boat as Burris, living a normal life in the real world. Just as Burris is whisked away on a tour of the utopian Walden Two, the reader also is whisked away in his reading and brought on the same tour. The reader follows along with Burris's experiences and thoughts, and Burris is intended to lead the reader to the same conclusion the character ends up at: that Walden Two is the best path to the "good life."

Although the book is told from Burris's first-person point of view, much of the book is Frazier's dialogue. Frazier acts...

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