The Concepts of ECOTOPIA by Ernest Callenbach

The novel tells the story of William Weston, a journalist from New York, a large city in the industrial United States, who visits Ecotopia, an ecologically sustainable and independent country that seceded from the United States 20 years earlier. But the more he investigates the country the more he learns the meaning of “stable state.” Also, the more he knows about the people in Ecotopia, the more he

Component

Greek

English

Japanese

Eco

olKof

Home

Topo

to no^

Place

U

ou

No

Ш

Table 3.2 Greek components of Ecotopia and Utopia (The Shorter Oxford 1973)

understands the meaning of “home place.” He decides to stay in the country at the end of the story. These two words are the main concepts of the novel.