Below are the questions that thinking question that I came up with for this week. As you will notice I use Equality many times because I don't know if I should refer Equality by "them" or "him", as you will see in my first question.
Do you believe that Equality 7-2521 and Golden One is one person, or a group of people?
When I began to read this book, Equality 7-2521 struck me to be a group of outcasts from the community. Except, once the story progressed and Golden One should up, and the writing of Ayn Rand become confusing to understand the story if I stuck to the theory of Equality and Golden One being a group. An example of this is when Golden One is referred to "The Golden One". In my opinion when I hear "the" before a noun that automatically simulates in my mind one. In other words, when I hear "The Golden One" I can't help but think about one person only. However, there are other moments in the story when I think that Equality is a group of people because of the language used. Such as, the use of the word "we" is almost always used when referring to Equality 7-2521. Therefore, it is quite difficult to understand if the story has two main characters or main groups of characters. So, what do you think? Is Equality 7-2521 and Golden One groups of people?
Does the council know the capabilities of the Equality figuring hidden things out, therefore putting Equality in a practically un-important job?
All of us reading Anthem know that obviously Equality was given a undesirable job, and basically a useless one. Despite Equality 7- 2521 being physically strong of something more helpful, Equality is also mentally capable of being in the House of Scholars. So, that made me speculate way did the council give this terrible suited job to Equality. I could only think of one thing, which was that they are scared that something top secret is discovered by this different mind. For instance, in the movie/book Divergent, everyone who has a different mind (a divergent mind) is killed because of their amazing mind capabilities. By doing this, the society is free of having the possibility of someone discovering their secrets. In reference to this, it makes perfect sense to why the council would give a useless job to Equality, because that is similar to what they did to the different minds in Divergent. Moreover, the council probably did this to keep Equality farthest away from any kind of past history information possible, since they know the exceptionally smart mind of Equality. Yes, I may be wrong, but there are many ways to views this. So, what do you think, was this job given to Equality for this reason?