Monday, October 13, 2014
Connection Captain - Isa F.
I thought that the first parts of this book were quite interesting. Some connections and ideas came to me.
My first connection while reading Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is to a different character, from a different book. Gollum, from The Hobbit. While reading this book I noticed that Equality 7-2521 talks as if he were everyone, using words such as: us, our, we etc. So does Gollum. He is always talking as if he were a plural. This made me connect because I am a big fan of the hobbit and when I started to read, it came instantly to my mind. Also, I think that in the book Equality 7-2521 speaks like this because he was grown and raised in a way that made him believe that he is everyone, and everyone is him. Gollum on the other hand speaks this way because he believes that he has two souls. Maybe it is because he has been alone all these years, stuck in a cave, that he created a buddy to keep him company.
My second connection was about a book we read in 7th grade, called The Giver. This reminds me of the book Anthem because they are both placed in a society which has made every see themselves in a different way. In The Giver, there is a boy who is looking for the truth, while in Anthem there is a man who seises to believe that there is another part of the world that everyone isn't open to. Thinking ahead, I think that Equality 7-2521 is going to be in trouble, because he is learning things that are hidden from the rest, which is a conflict because he lives in a society which it is forbidden to know something you shouldn't.