Parts 11 & 12
How did Equality 7-2521 find out about the Unspeakable word 'I'? And what did he realise when he found about the Unspeakable word?He came across the Unspeakable word 'I", while reading a book he found in the library. Once he found out about the word 'I', it helped him realise what he has been missing from his life. He finally realises that he, himself, is the meaning of life. "He decided that 'we' must always come second behind the individual needs, thoughts and desires. He is done with his previous views of the world and 'I' is the new face of God for him" (BookCaps).
What was the word Equality 7-2521 referred to as, 'the sacred word'?
'The sacred word', was EGO. "The word which can never die on this earth, for it is the heart of it and the meaning and the glory" (Rand 110). Equality 7-2521 realised so much from just reading a book! He realised that now he could understand life in a new and better way. Ego, was something that didn't exist in this society portrayed in Anthem. Equality 7-2521 now known as Prometheus, "wishes to single-handedly rebuild the world that was left behind when collectivism started; he cannot believe that people who worked so hard for their freedom allowed it to slip away again" (BookCaps).
Did you like the ending of the book?Yes, I really did like the ending. I liked how everything was basically all pulled together. When I first started reading Anthem, I thought it was a very confusing book. But once I started getting deeper and deeper in the book, it made more sense. Then at the end of the book, when Equality 7-2521 realises the Unspeakable word, and sacred word it made me push my thinking to another level. It made me realise how lucky I am to live in a society like this. A society in which I can have freedom, I can have an identity and so many more things.