Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Line Illuminator Part 1 and 2 Heitor

Post by Heitor

Line 1#
"It is a sin to write this" First sentence.

This line is the first door to our understanding of the book. It shows how strict and extremist the society were the story takes place. Later on we learn that in order to write, one must be asked or requested by the Council of Vocation to write. No exceptions. As the story goes on our narrator is clearly a rebel. He commits crimes and sins like writing and stealing. The narrators name is Equality 7-2521 and he is six feet tall which seems to be a sign of evil. Considering he commits all these crimes this label must make sense. People seem to think that Equality 7-2521 is cursed with forbidden thoughts which ,again, explains his forbidden nature.

This picture is meant to explain how Equality 7-2521 is excluded and different from everyone else.

Line 2# Page 39-40
"We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great we, one, indivisible and forever."

More of the plot and universe within the story is revealed with this quote. People are I but they are WE. People are forbidden to say I but only WE. This seems very communist to me. All people are the same but they aren't. It is human nature to be different and in this world difference is a sin. Since everyone says We it seems that the We is just a way of saying I, so to me it seems useless. 

It might be the Connection Captain's job to connect to ideas outside the book, but my rebellious and stubborn ways force me to connect to communism.

1 comment:

  1. I agreed with you Heitor, but there was only one thing, to me, that wasn't clear or that you would have to explain a little better; why do you think that it it just "useless" to use the word "we" instead of "I"? I get the idea, but I think you should dig a little deeper in this thought you had, since you're on the right path. One other thing you could give your opinion on, would be, why do you think that it is a sin, to be different in this community? Don't just use your knowledge, use your predictions and opinions as well. Also, I know your role wasn't much about this, but I guess you could've connected this book (Anthem) to another book you read, like for example "Uglies". I find it very easy to relate these two because they overlap the same topic; indifference. Overall, you wrote a great post, you should just remember to explain more about it once you touch on a very interesting and relevant topic. Great work!