Rotation #2- Historical Context
Formative Blog Post
Your mission is to respond deeply to one of the following open-ended blog post questions. Each response should contain analysis, text support, historical context, and an awareness of literary techniques.
Which ideas in your novel are connected to its particular setting, and which ideas are still relevant today?
This image shows that, although a mirror reflects any image in its face, when looking at a mirror and comparing it to yourself, it is not the same. Controversially, it is a quite different meaning because in the book Anthem, people try to be equal and the same, yet it really doesn't bring any meaning to the main character Equality 7-2521.
Ideas, original ideas are an example of a common way to be a critical thinker and innovative in writing. Anthem by Ayn Rand is a novel which creates an unknown setting to the reader's narrated by a character, who awkwardly goes by the name of Equality 7-2521. One of the ideas or themes stated in the book is identity. People in the novel are called by what is written on their bracelet, with a word and a random set of numbers, such as Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000. The idea is that everyone has their own name, which is really the only factor that people are differentiated in this world. Other than that, sameness is a word to describe what the dystopia is trying to create. The main character believes that he is much distinct from his regular brothers and sisters, yet he is not allowed to share it out because doing so will get him punished or tormented in such a way. In real life, there is this sense of people trying to create a world where people have equal rights and have fairness, plus justice for everyone. This idea is still relevant today because it shows that being equal can be a good thing, but at other times, it cannot. In the modern world, the term ''equality'' serves more for rights and money because of world conflicts that make these things happen. However, the reality is that this book demonstrates a dystopia where everyone is equal and speak in the term of' ''we''. As a result, that means in real life, people are trying to promote the idea of being unique and original than other people, instead of always having the same ideas, same thinking, same everything! In conclusion, although there are ideas in the novel Anthem that are still relevant today, most of those ideas are trying to be overruled, however it some places it is trying to be enforced.