Thursday, September 17, 2009


Chapter 1 : Would you want to be friends with someone like Equality 7-2521? Why or why not?

-I think no because he is very clever and strange though , he always be pessimistic .Maybe he have the problem in his mind.And he can't choose the way of his life.

Chapter 2 :Of the whole range of feelings possible to man (joy, excitement, anger, embarrassment, etc.) why is fear the prevalent emotion in this society?

-Because they were forced to fear. Their life were filled with fear , if they didn't do their job properly, if they thought forbidden thoughts, they were severely punished. This fear kept their work and production in line with their higher power.

Chapter 3 :What does Equality discover in this chapter?

- Equality has discovered the power of electricity

Chapter 4 :Discuss the appropriateness of Equality’s new name, “Unconquered.”
-This name mean " Can't control " I think the reason the the Golden One gave this name to him is she can't control herself when she met him.And he is special , he isn't look like their brothers.

Chapter 5 :Equality understands that his invention will benefit mankind greatly; however, this was not his main motivation in conducting his experiments, and it is not the primary source of the great joy he experiences. Compare Equalities fealings for his invention with your fealing for your artwork.

-They are proud of their invention, and of their hands that made it.Like the artwork we make the artwork by our hands and we are proud of them and we want to present our works to the people.

Chapter 6 :The old locks and lack of guards in the Palace of Corrective Detention indicate that prisoners never tried to escape. Why not

-because they think that the poisoners won't be escape.They are filled with fear so no one had ever tried to do before

Chapter 7 :Outline four of the Council’s reasons for rejecting Equality’s invention.

-The scholars are angry and scared that a street sweeper should have interrupted their meeting
-Collective 0-0009 lambasts Equality 7-2521 for breaking all the laws of their society and even boasting of doing so.
-The other scholars begin slinging insults and threats at Equality 7-2521, telling him they will have him burned at the stake or lashed to death
-They worry that the light will ruin the Department of Candles, which was only recently established and took great labor to be ratified, and that it will ruin the plans of the World Council, without which not even the sun can rise. One scholar concludes that if the light lightens the toil of men, it is evil because toil is the end for which men exist. The scholars conclude that the light will be destroyed.

Chapter 8 :What does the Uncharted Forest symbolize in Anthem?

- The garden of Eden

Chapter 9 : In this chapter, Equality questions the morality of his former society. Contrast what he was previously taught about solitude, good, evil, and joy to what he now believes.

- I think he believe in evil.

Chapter 10 : Describe the house and its contents in your own words, and explain why Liberty and Equality find it so strange and unique.

-There is a big enough house that can fit 12 men but there are only 2 beds.There are windows everywhere and they can see their reflection.There are book everywhere about the unmentionable time

Chapter 11 : Explain the following quotes in your own words, and discuss how they can be applied to your life:“Whatever road I take, the guiding star is within me.”“For the word “We” must never be spoken, save by one’s choice and as a second thought.”

- We get meaning from living for a real purpose. Without a real purpose, we have no worth because from human experience we know we throw away things that have no purpose. There is something in our human nature that demands that our lives be worth living. Therefore we need a real purpose.Many people seem able to invent a purpose for themselves and convince themselves that it is real. But they know it is not real purpose.

Chapter 12 : Why do the main characters take the names Prometheus and Gaea? Why weren’t they allowed to choose their names in their old society? What name would you pick if you had your choice?

-Prometheus was used fire and Gaea was the god of mother nature.Because they wouldn't be brothers they would be for them.

Conclusion : How does this book relate to artists?Why is it so important to be original?Copy down your favorite quote from Anthem.What is the most important thing you will take away from Anthem?

- Anthem presents an unusually cohesive, finely conceived examination of contemporary American life from the perspective of an innovative, community-minded poet. That show about the artist when they thought they might thought about how to escape from the real life or how to fill the feeling into the pictures and to be different from another artists like the main character.

-Original is completely new and different , not copy that's show how artist would be.

- "For the word "WE" must never be spoken , save by one choice and as a second thought."

-The important thing is the thinking you must think by yoursleves because you can do it doesn't like the brothers in this story that they can't choose their way so they live in the worthless life.