Monday, May 18, 2015

Post #5. Literary

Anthem
Ayn Rand 
Parts 9-10


Describe a choice made by a character in the novel. Why did the character make this choice? Was his or her action justified?

In this novel choices both positive and negative are very present and obvious to the reader. One can see that the books main story is built by a series of choices chosen by the main character. This is true since the beginning of the book where the character chooses to conceal all of his discoveries from the council. Equality 7-2521 chooses to hide his discoveries because he knows that if he does the council wont allow his to continue. They will rip apart all of his work and isolate him form society, the can also eliminate him. However, against all of the odds, he tells his secrets for two different people, International 4-8818 and Liberty 5-3000. That is because together with his discoveries came trust and confidence. On the other hand, things like suspicions and questioning also came along.
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Literary Analysis- Bernardo

How does the protagonist change from the beginning to the end of the novel? What does this character learn about himself (or herself) and about how the world works?
                  


Equality 7-2521 was like everyone else. He followed the order of collectivism. However, one day he was sent to clean one street, with a peculiar spot. It lead type of shaft. It was dark, and contained the past. In that particular shaft, there were belongings of the old times, where actual individualism was everywhere.  Equality 7-2521 was curious and tried some of the objects out. Later, he found out that some objects that enters in contacts, with other objects, make light, or fire. He then started to think individual, because he wanted to find out more about his past. In the end, he discovers the word “I”, and uses to liberate him from this world. He call the Golden One, and says what he discovers. Than the Golden One says that she loves him. Equality 7-2521 renamed themselves. Equality turned to Prometheus, and Golden One into Gaea. (Prometheus and Gaea are considered, for the ancient Greeks, to be the father of man kind.) He discovers that the world is not how it should meant to be, but sharing this idea to a unreliable person would lead to caos, and probably death. He also discovered that the way they live, are not the most efficient way, and that individualism is the best way, because than everyone has their own thoughts and opinion. 

Literary Analysis Blog Juho


Literary Analysis

Juho Kim

Humanities 3.8
Mrs. Hancock


How does the protagonist change from the beginning to the end of the novel?  What does this character learn about himself (or herself) and about how the world works?

During the course of the novel, Equality, the protagonist undergoes a series of changes that narrow down to one specific main idea. He realises the power of each individual and the concept of individuality.

In the beginning he Equality 7-2521 was more like everyone, thinking about everyone, and believing the power of the group. But after he discovers something called light, he starts to believe in the power of an individual. He realises there are some parts that only some know and only some should know which is also the concept of individual secrets. For his entire life, he has been told one thing, had his entire story being planned out before him. "For our face and our body were beautiful. Our face was not the faces of our brothers, for we felt not pity when looking upon it. Our body was not like the bodies of our brothers, for our limbs were straight and thin and hard and strong" (Ayn Rand, part 8) In this line, it is clearly visible the change in his thoughts. If this were to be evaluated in the first chapters of the novel, it would have been pitiful, wrong and impossible for him to see his own beauty, to accept himself or even get rid of himself from the group. Now, he is able to realize his true identity. He believes in his own potential and what life truly is about. Now, Equality was able to see that men are able to discover and shape their own destinies. He has finally made a decision based on his own interests rather than the group's. By fleeing, he is able to take control of his actions and what he chooses to do.





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Literary analysis

Antonio Fernandes

Ms.Hancock

8 grade


                                     The I
                        
               




Anthem is one of the many books written by Ayn Rand, that demonstrates a world in which the government has absolute power.  It shows a world that does`t exist the word I, and freedom is unreachable. A world in which controlling your self is almost impossible. This book has no clear time on when it is taking place, but we can predict it is in the future. This books demonstrates an ideology of collectivism. This means that the governors are bordering it`s people by forcing them to serve the state. The protagonist Equality 7-2521 talks about how he suffered and what was his ideology in that time. In the book, we can clearly see that Equality 7-2521 changed his view.



         




In Chapter eleven it says," What must I say beside?"  This is the beginning of  Equality 7-2521 changing himself. He finally discovered the most powerful word in which it is so little to be seen. He found the word I. He knew that what he always did was to benefit himself, he found out that he was the only one that loved the Golden one, he found out, that only him found out about electricity, a power in which was used in the ancient times. Equality knew that the governments were making the people have no feelings, that the governments made man forget about the word I, in which defines who you are and what you did.  Equality changed his view. He started to see the world bigger. He learned that  


































every act that he did was selfish. He saw that the majority of his acts only affected himself. He also saw that the ancient people, fighter to keep that word, and that now he has to start to develop that ancient world again, and show the others the power of the word I. This pictures is to represent the power of I and to represent a bigger world.



      







http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/anthem/book-summary


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