Sunday, October 26, 2014

Illustrious Author - Gabi Campos

Anthem by Ayn Rand
Parts 5 & 6
Gabi Campos

The image situated above is what I drew for this rotation. I apologise for my lack of artistic skills, but this was the best I could come up with. Anyway, I decided to draw the scene in which Equality 7-2521 invents the glass box that has the glowing red wire inside it. In my eyes, this was a very important scene in the novel because Equality 7-2521 claims that this box will change the lives of their brothers and sisters and they rant on and on and on about how life-changing the box would be. However, after they are put in the House of Punishment, because they spend more than three hours in their secret tunnel, they refuse to tell the judges where they were for the sake of keeping the tunnel to themselves. This was a very powerful scene because Equality 7-2521 is being selfish for the first time, refusing to tell the judges, who they had praised in the first few chapters, their whereabouts. Not to mention that they end up fleeing the House of Punishment, two things that I would never have expected them to do.

I thought the scene where Equality 7-2521 invents the glass box led to a great amount of character growth and development due to some of their actions in Parts 5 & 6 mentioned in the paragraph above and I believe that this is just the beginning of it all and that we are being introduced to the main plot of Anthem, which I think is going to have something to do with the glass box, if not, what else do you think the plot can be?


  1. Gabi,

    I sincerely agree that this scene was one of the most important parts in the book, especially since he thinks that he will change human kind. As shown as the Unmentionable Times, I probably think that electricity had already been created, except for the fact that it might have been banned from this dystopia/community. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521 might have thought that he discovered this, especially since it was pictured as a glass box and a red wire inside.

    I think that this is the main plot, since the book would just be ranting about how this 'utopia' was perfect, specifically written in 'we' form, as Gabi said.

    Overall, I think that your drawing shows an important scene from the book.

    Sophia Takahashi :)

  2. Gabi,

    I loved that you chose a very important part in the book to illustrate. It really makes that scene stand out to me, and make me think what else could it have meant. It is very interesting that you chose to draw the part where Equality 7-2521 discovers something new in the tunnel, and yet you have drawn him in the House of Punishment. I have one question in my mind abut this: Who are the other three men? Are they the judges, or the men who would stay in the House of Punishment, or is it all Equality 7-2521 but you wanted to capture the fact that he talks about himself as a "we" not an "I"? Keep up the good work!