Why are the citizens from the city called by names such as equality, liberty?
In my opinion, there are many reasons that the government. But from I understood from the text about the government wanting to keep everything fair etc... It makes me think that the government wants the people to remind themselves about some core-values such as equality and liberty. Which in my opinion is ridiculous. This adding to the fact that the parents of the kids don't even get to see or name their own children!
Until this part of the book I can clearly see that the government of this society is trying to create a utopia. But they don't realize that people need to have the ability of choosing! Freedom? A basic of any society independent of their goals is to have freedom. It is wrong for the government to put two people together to have kids agains their will!
Now that I am writing these thoughts down I realized that this book reminds me of a book that I read in 7th grade called Uglies. In this book, The city is separates Uglies and Pretties. Basically, Tally Youngblood wants to have the surgery that will make her pretty; but then she gets caught up in a rebellion against society and comes to appreciate a world where not everyone is pretty.The book does not give people freedom and they have to live separately so there're no comparisons between them.
This is the book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Who takes care of children once they are born?
Since parents don't see their children when or even after they are born who takes care of them? This is completely wrong. To begin with, they should not have that mating age. People should love people that they actually like. It is morally wrong in many senses to be forced to love someone. Anyways, moving on; wouldn't it be good for the children to al least see their parents for a while so they passed on some hints to their children. Place your-self having a child and not being able to take care of them, It is just horrible!
People are not free to love!
This is what I feel like the book expresses to the reader.
Why is it wrong to be different?
To be honest I need help answering this question? Why is it wrong?
Why can't people love?
While reading I noticed that the goal the government is to have everybody treaded equal. No love, no ideas, no thinking. In my opinion, the government is manipulating the people by forbidding things and adding laws that if broken will cause severe consequences such as being burned, chop of your tongue etc...
This image expresses that people try not to be different, in other words no freedom.
As we can see, one person stands out in the image and in the context of the book Anthem this person is Equality.