Anthem, by Ayn Rand [Question Commander] [Week 2]
by: Mathaus Silva
1. Do you think this story is happening in the past/present/future?
Since we are in the beginning of the book, we do not know a whole lot about this book. This book reminds of two other books that are also about Utopias which read a few years ago: City of Ember and Uglies. City of Amber happened in the future. They ran out of resources and they forgot that there’s something out there. So they are trapped inside barely without electricity. Uglies also happens in the future, but they are exposed to the nature, and their goal is to make everybody an pretty.
2. Since the author capitalized the moment when Equality 7-2521 created electricity, do you believe that this will be a big factor on the remaining of the book?
Yes, indeed. Creating electricity is a huge step in growing as a community. They can now not depend about sunlight anymore, they can control their light source the way they want and etc. I believe that in the future, there will be a problem that something will block the sunlight, and there won’t be light anymore, and Equality 7-2521 will come and show them how to create electricity, although it’s not aloud to do these things.
3. Is the council hiding something from the community?
I think so. Just like in the City of Ember, the government was hiding the treasure for the people, also known as, the instructions to get out of there and find the world out there. Although they are completely different stories, I believe that the story will take route the same way as it did in the City of Ember. One day they will find out, and Equality 7-2521, with his will to find stuff, will find a way out.