Questions: (Anthem ~ Group 2)
1) Do you think this is an equal society? Explain.
MY ANSWER: Although they keep talking about brotherhood and equality they are not an equal society because even though the hierarchy they use is different then ours, they still have one. This means it is not an equal society as people are separated by job importance. For example, people who work for the City Council are in a higher level than Street Sweepers.
2) What do you predict will happen to their tunnel? Why?
MY ANSWER: Even though Equality 7-2521 does the best they can to hide their tunnel. I think someone will find out. I am not exactly sure how, but maybe someone will notice that they are not in the City Theater, where everyone should be. If that doesn't happen, I believe International 4-8818 won't be able to handle having such a big secret and will end up telling someone about the tunnel or maybe even report it to the City Council. As a consequence, the City Council will severally punish Equality 7-2521 for keeping secrets from them.
3) Is this story written in past, present or future? Provide expecific evidence.
MY ANSWER: I think the story takes place in the past as it states, "We learned that the earth is flat and that the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night. We learned the names of all the winds which blow over the seas and push the sails of our great ships. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments." [Part 1] This is probably before the 18th century when people still believed that the world was flat and that the sun revolved around it. These were later said to be incorrect hypothesis. Besides that, now a days people do not bleed men to cure them, instead they take them to the hospitals. For that reason, I believe this was written in a time when people were 'cured' at home. From these examples, it is evident the story takes place in the past.