Thursday, February 19, 2015

Line Illuminator- Martu Tacconi

Anthem by Ayn Rand
Chapters 3 & 4
Line Illuminator

1.  "No single one can possess greater wisdom than the many Scholars who are elected by all men for their wisdom. Yet we can. We do." (Part 3) 

This image represents how the main character is different. He feels like
he is at the bottom because of it. But instead he just has a different perspective. 
This quote appears toward the end of part three, making the reader want to read part four because of it's open-ended closure. Before this, Equality 7-2521 talks about how the Council of Scholars doesn't allow some men to be wiser than others. The knowledge that they possess is aquired by his curiosity, and in that would he seems to be the only one to have it. Equality 7-2521 notices he is different and at this point, it seems like he's starting to accept himself, or at least stop battling himself. This is important because he's aware of things others haven't even thought about and this might be the beginning of trouble for him. In a society where everyone is the same, being different will only give him a punishment. 

This image shows how a more logical (robotic) mind compares to
a more colorful, in this case human mind. The main character
is starting to feel emotions, and now it's not all knowledge and rules
for him. 
2. "We raised our head and stepped back. For we did not understand what had made us do this, and we were afraid to understand it." (Part 4)

This quote is found in the last paragraph of part four, and it caught my eye because it talks about confusion. So far,  Equality 7-2521 had talked about being different and knowing things others didn't, but never about uncertainty. He always seemed to have an answer, or at least a theory to everything he saw, but when it comes to women, he knows nothing. As he said, men are not allowed to talk to women, therefore making him uneducated about them. This part seemed important because as a reader I can picture him more like a human, instead of a robot because he is showing feelings. Also, he is showing a side of him that is weak and that made me feel more connected.  From a more robotic way of thinking, to a more human. 

1 comment:

  1. I found that the lines were very well chosen, and they reflect on how little knowledge the characters in the book are, on how they do not have enough knowledge, on how because the citizens have limited access to knowledge, they tend to believe in everything they are told, because the leaders are the ones with the information, due to the leaders being the ones with the information, then the citizens have to trust their leaders because they think the leaders are doing the right thing and so therefore the citizens don't question anything.