Monday, September 1, 2014

Illustrious Artist, Marina Dissinger

Anthem, by Ayn Rand
Parts 3 and 4
Illustrious Artist
Marina Dissinger

The Golden One offering water .
This drawing represents The Golden One giving Equality 7- 2521 water from her hands. On part 4, this is stated: "The day when the sky turned white, as if the sun had burst and spread its flame in the air, and the fields lay still without breath, and the dust of the road was white in the glow. So the women of the field were weary, and they tarried over their work, and they were far from the road when we came. " This means it was very hot, and when Equality 7- 2521 was talking to The Golden One, she offered him a drink, and gave him some from her hands. At the end of the chapter, it says that they feel something when he finishes drinking. They felt something that they were afraid of. I think the author talks about love. They are afraid to feel that because in their society, they are forbidden to feel anything regarding themselves, and not others. I think later in the book they are going to fall deeply in love and run away from the society together, or they are going to hide in the tunnel and explore more.


  1. Hi Marina. Wow. I never thought the strong feeling was love. I just thought it as a mystery but now it makes sense. Thank you for helping me think further and I totally agree that they are afraid to feel love for, it is a great transgression. Your drawing also represents a clear image of Liberty 5-3000 giving water to Equality 7-2521. I also imaged the same image.

  2. Stunning expression to your post. What is the significance of black and white? What about using her hands?

  3. Marina,
    first of all, your drawing is REALLY good that I thought you got it from the internet, before I realized you were the illustrious artist. Like Ryoung said, your drawing clearly represents the scene. One thing I want to say is that the thing that happened to them is gravity, not love. As water dropped down from Liberty 5-3000's hands, her hands became empty. The two did not know what caused this, so they were afraid to understand, since it was a thing that the Council of Scholars does not know, either. Furthermore, it is stated that "the Golden One stepped back, and stood looking upon their hands in wonder." This also shows that Liberty 5-3000 could not understand what just happened, and why the water just disappeared from her hands. Now I have one question, did your prediction to what will happen later in the book change?

  4. Marina,
    To start off with, your drawing was amazing! I knew that you could draw well, but not that well! HyeJune and Ryoung both said that your drawing represented we'll the quote, and I totally agree. I also chose this quote for my imagery quote in my blog post, so that probably means that you chose a good quote to represent.
    If I were to draw this quote out, I would probably draw a face of Equality, draw a line, then after draw Golden One. As you can tell I would very differently draw this quote out, yet I believe that your way is better because it captures the whole "spark" of the scene – which was the Golden One giving water to Equality –.
    Although the way you represented the scene was probably the best way, I do believe that you could add one thing or another. For example, maybe you could add one element of colors and that element would be the most important part of the scene to you. Additionally, maybe you could add a small representation of love, since that is what you talk about in your post.
    Overall, your post was one of the best ones I saw this round of reading. Great job!