Sunday, September 7, 2014

Anthem Parts 5 and 6 Risk-Taking Researcher

A brief history of light bulbs:
           In 1802, Humphry Davy demonstrated the first incandescent light to the Royal Institute in Great Britain. It was an Arc lamp. Arc lamps provided many cities with their first electric streetlights. In 1835, James Bowman Lindsay presented a constant electric light at a public meeting in Scotland. From 1877 — 1885, inventors around the world worked on creating an electric incandescent lamp. In 1878, Thomas Edison and his researchers worked on incandescent lights. In 1901, Peter Cooper Hewitt created a blue-green light by passing an electric current through mercury vapor. The lights had few uses because of the color but were one of the forerunners of fluorescent lights.

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The tie of this information with the book is that this is the light that Equality 7-2521 was meaning to show the Scholars. I know this because he says it is a red light, and I think he has a box of them. This makes me think that they might be living in the 19th century. Also, I predict that the Scholars are not going to be happy with Equality 7-2521 and they will not accept his "gift".


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5 comments:

  1. Great post Alicia good information on the lightbulb. When you analyze the information you said that this made you that they were living in the 1900's I always thought of them living in the future because there was some type of destruction that almost ended the human race. He discovered this in the subway and the subway was invented in 1986 in the UK. This means that they could very well be in the 1900's. (http://fivew.org/when-was-metro-invented/) This was very surprising to me and makes me look upon the book in a whole new way.

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  2. Hi Alicia. Nice post! You gave a good example of a brief history of a light bulb. Also, I like the thought of Equality living in the 19th century because I never thought of that. It may be possibly true that Equality is living in the 19th century because he uses red light. I believe that everyone thinks that the Councils won't like Equality's gift because then, there would be no purpose in hiding all the history which is being found by Equality. I predict that the Councils will imprison Equality after being shocked by the "gift."

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  3. Heitor,
    I agree with your answer for the first question, I also think that they are trying to hide the past because they want to shape their society in their society in their very own way, however I don't know why do they need to keep things like electricity away from the society. sincerely I had not thought about the idea that there could be another country that could help him to change the society and go against the council, but now that I have thought about it I also think that there will be a country that go against the council. Heitor do you know why doe the council keep things like electricity from the society?

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  4. Alicia,
    I thought your post was very well written because you can clearly tell that you looked into the subject. I like how you added in a brief summary of the book's twist on electricity, you also made it easy to see because it's highlighted in white. The part that you wrote "gift" made me think why would it be in quotations. It's important because it's not necessarily a metaphor. Thank you for boosting my thinking!
    -Julianna(Juli)

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  5. I appreciate the research on the first few light bulbs but this is not entirely related to the book. It is related in the sense that character created a source of light out of a wire surrounded in glass. However, a lot of us missed the fact that our main character's creation is square. I know this because in chapter 5 the book reads, “We shall go to this Council and we shall lay before them, as our gift, this glass box with the power of the sky.” If you notice he speaks of his creation as a glass box not as a box of light bulbs or as a round light bulb such as the one you showed pictures of. This makes his creation and that of the ones in our world completely different leaving a few similarities. It also shows that he does not have a box of round light bulbs as Heitor said here, “I know this because he says it is a red light, and I think he has a box of them.” In further chapters I hope we understand that his creation is a square.

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