Sunday, August 24, 2014

Anthem Parts 1 and Two - Connection Captain

          So far, this book kind of reminds me of The Giver because everything is planned out. When you reach a certain age, you are given a job, and you cannot change it; You must fulfill that job until you become old. People don't know their birthmothers and fathers. Also, there are many rules that you can't break and if you do, you will be punished. Everyone sort of lives in equality, even though there are scholars as well as street sweepers.
          This book also reminds me of Divergent, and mainly the Abnegation faction. In Anthem, the word "I" is never used; the main character refers to himself and other people alone as "we". Just like in Abnegation, they are taught to be selfless. When you reach a certain age, you take a test to see which faction you belong in, and you have to choose your faction, which is similar to the situation in Anthem where they are given a job (although The Giver is more similar in this part.)

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  1. I totally agree with you Alicia. In "The Giver", people are assigned to jobs and are controlled every day. I think there's another book that "Anthem" could relate to, which is called "Uglies". We read this book in 7th grade, and it is very similar to this book because at sixteen, the people need to become Pretties. In the surgery, the peoples memories are taken away, so that they don't think about the Uglies. The story is similar to "Anthem" because the Pretties are all equal, and don't have the abilities to think by themselves. The only difference is that they live in a perfect world, without any problems, unlike the people in "Anthem". Anyway, great job with the post!

    1. Marina, I agree that Uglies can be connected to Anthem, but not as much as The Giver. In the Uglies, the citizens aren't assigned jobs, instead they go to New Pretty Town to have fun. Also, the Specials have their secrets, but there are few rules, and almost no punishments.The Specials do not care if people are selfless or not. Lastly, you said that the Uglies have their memories taken away, but that doesn't exactly happen. Instead, they have something ( I don't remember what) put into their brains that modifies their way of thinking. All in all, I still think that Uglies has some connections to Anthem, so I agree with what you said.

  2. Hi Alicia! I agree with your connections to other books. I liked how you specified a faction even inside Divergent, because if you said that this book is somehow connected to that book, I would have disagreed with you. Anyway, I agree how you said that many characteristics of the community in Anthem is similar to the community in The Giver, because both communities have everything organized for the citizens. However, one thing I disagree about the equality in both of the communities is that in The Giver, I remember that people did not treat Birthmothers equally and wanted to avoid becoming one, whereas in Anthem Equality 7-2521 was grateful to become a Street Sweeper, which in our world isn't treated as good as doctors or scholars, etc. Still, great job on the blog post and I think your post is very unique!