Walden Two | Study Guide

B. F. Skinner

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Walden Two | Chapter 21 | Summary



While having a relaxing smoke, Burris notices his desire for cigarettes is waning. He is approached by Steve and Mary, who are excited about the possibility of joining Walden Two. They ask for Burris's advice, and he assures them Frazier is honest and there probably would be no problem joining the community. Burris chides himself for thinking of joining the community himself, partly so he could get to know Mary better.


This chapter focuses on two characters, Steve and Mary, who up to now have not been prominent in the story. They, along with Burris, are growing fond of the idea of joining Walden Two. This chapter is a sort of catechism in which Steve and Mary ask Burris a series of questions, seeking confirmation. The idea of being able to join a community where there is no prejudice or hatred and where couples can freely marry is very attractive to Steve and Mary. In effect this chapter is intended to calm fears about leaving the known modern world behind for a new and better community.

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