Anthem - Clarenbach's Corner

ANTHEM Read the passage. Then answer the following It is a sin to write this. It is questions. 1. What is illegal in this a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is not transgression blacker than to do or think alone. We have broken laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so.

society? 2. What kind of society does this paragraph describe? Be specific! 3. What might be some of the strengths of this society? 4. What might be some of the weaknesses of this society? What is a dystopia? Find a definition for dystopia tonight. Be sure to write it down so that you can share it with the class tomorrow! Imaginary society undesirable, bad

opposite of utopia Some Things To Know Anthem is a work of dystopian fiction. Anthem has a first-person narrator Does this remind (Equality 7-2521.you Heofuses any we otherand our to refer to himself because his or society societies (real believes in Collectivism. fictional)? List Collectivism them in your

similar to Communism notes. values the group over the individual chains the individual to the group for the sake of the common good Equality 7-2521s society has many strict rules, harsh consequences, and almost no personal freedoms. Chapter 1, Part 1 1. According to this society, what is the root of all evil (17)? 2. Describe where Equality 7-2521 is while he writes. 3. How is Equality 72521 different from

the others? 4. What are some of the other laws of the society? At this point, what does Equality 72521 want most in life? Why do you think he wants that? Chapter 1, Part 2 1. Describe a typical day in the life of a Street Sweeper. 2. Describe International 4-8818. 3. What crimes doe Equality 7-2521

commit? 4. What is the relationship between Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818? Even though Equality 7-2521 knows that what he is doing is evil, he feels no regret. What does this rejection of societys values tell us about Equality 7-2521 as a character? For the Rest of Class Read chapter II. Make notes about the following

elements of chapter II: Liberty 5-3000 Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521s crimes/sins The Transgressor Today in Class Finish reading chapter II. Remember to take notes on: Liberty 5-3000 Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521s crimes/sins The Transgressor In a paragraph, answer the following question. Use specific details from the book to support your answer (cite page numbers!): How has Equality 7-2521 changed as a

character since the beginning of the book? Work on your April book if you finish early. Chapters 3-5 1. What is the power that Equality 7-2521 has discovered? 2. Why is it significant that the word alone is repeated so many times in chapter 3? 3. Why does the Golden One (Liberty 5-3000) call Equality 7-2521 the Unconquered One? 4. How to Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 feel about each other? How do you know?

5. What does Equality 7- 2521 invent at the beginning of chapter 5? 6. Equality 7-2521 wants to share his invention with society; he believes he has more to offer society if only he had time to work (60). What does this response tell us about Equality 7-2521 as a person? Our gift is greater than our transgression (61). Equality 7-2521 says this about his

invention. In a paragraph, explain why he believes this and why the Council of Scholars (and society) will not agree. Use specific details from the book to support your answer. For the Rest of Class Work on reading chapters 6-10 in Anthem (due Wednesday). Work on your April book assessment (due Thursday). Group Discussion Questions (61. Review chapter 6. What 5. Why do you think Equality 10) is Equality 7-2521 willing 7-2521 looks different to do for his light bulb? Why is it so important to

him? 2. Why does Equality 7-2521 still believe society will accept the light bulb and his help? 3. How does society respond to the light bulb? Why? 4. Describe Equality 72521's first day in the Unchartered Forest. How does he react to his new feelings of freedom? from his brothers (46-47, 80)? Give at least three reasons. 6. Why does the Golden One follow Equality 7-2521? 7. What does Equality 72521 want MOST in chapter 10? Why? 8. Explain how Equality 72521 has changed as a

character in chapters 610. Give at least three ways. The Light Bulb What do you think the light bulb symbolizes? Write a paragraph explaining your opinion. 5-7 sentences use at least TWO specific details from the book to support your opinion cite these quotes/paraphrases Chapters 11-12 1. What HUGE change 2. 3. 4.

5. happens in chapter 11? Summarize your assigned paragraph. What is Equality 72521s new opinion about collectivism (the way his society worked)? What is Equality 72521s god? Why is Equality 7-2521 so moved when he reads the word I for the first time (98)? 6. What are Equality 7- 2521 and the Golden Ones new names? 7. What is Prometheus plan for the future? 8. Summarize

Prometheus understanding of the history of mankind. 9. What does Prometheus believe his purpose in life is? 10.What is the sacred word? Prometheus and Gaea Prometheus (Greek mythology) fire belonged only to the gods Prometheus defied the gods and shared fire with humanity punishment: Prometheus is chained to a mountain; every day birds come and eat his liver (which regrows at night) Gaea (Roman mythology) mother of the gods

generally associated with life and rebirth Literary Analysis Quarter 4 Assessment What is Literary Analysis? forming an informed opinion about a text or aspect of a text examining and explaining the way that a text or part of a text works using evidence from the text to explain and support your opinion How It Works Thesis identifies the element of the text that you will be explaining states your opinion

Evidence uses specific details from the text specific = quotes and paraphrases always cited Analysis explains how your evidence supports your opinion NOT directly stated in the text; analysis = YOUR thoughts and ideas Literary Analysis In a full essay, identify Practice 1 and explain one theme from Anthem. theme = the authors message that applies in the story

and in our own lives think about what Rand is saying about the individual Brainstorm 1. Write down some possible themes. 2. Choose one theme (make sure it is a theme statement!) NO Hatred Hatred is the most destructive force in the world. YE S use to 3. Write down details from the book that you could explain the theme. 4. Choose four quotes/paraphrases to use in your essay on Monday. 5. Check in with Mrs. Clarenbach Literary Analysis In a full essay, identify

Practice 1 and explain one theme from Anthem. theme = the authors message that applies in the story and in our own lives think about what Rand is saying about the individual Brainstorm 1. Write down some possible themes. 2. Choose one theme (make sure it is a theme statement!) NO Hatred Hatred is the most destructive force in the world. YE S use to 3. Write down details from the book that you could explain the theme. 4. Choose four quotes/paraphrases to use in your essay on

Monday. 5. Check in with Mrs. Clarenbach Anthem In-Class Essay In a full essay, identify and explain one theme from Anthem. Your introduction and conclusion do NOT need to be full paragraphs, but your body paragraphs should be. You should have at LEAST two body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should have two specific details from the book. Be sure to explain HOW your examples show the theme.

Possible Essay Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis: State the theme you will discuss. II. Body Paragraph 1 A. Topic Sentence/Main Idea: State which part of the B. C. D. E. theme you will discuss Example: Quote or paraphrase from the book Analyze: Explain how the quote/paraphrase shows the theme Example: Quote or paraphrase from the book Analyze: Explain how the quote/paraphrase shows the theme

III. Body Paragraph 2 (Same format as B.P. 1) IV. Conclusion A. Concluding sentence: remind your reader of the theme The Village Laws and rules of the village Connections to Anthem Literary Analysis Practice 2 compare and contrast In a full essay, Anthem and The Village. Be sure to focus on significant similarities and differences!

Reminders: Underline the titles of the book and movie (Anthem and The Village) Write in paragraph form Explain how your examples prove your thesis Possible Essay Outline I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Say something interesting related to the book and movie B. Plot and Character Background: Give a brief reminder of the plot and characters of the book and movie C. Thesis: State how the book and

movie are similar and different II. Body Paragraph 1 Topic Sentence/Main Idea: State how the book and movie are similar B. Example: Example from the book and movie C. Analyze: Explain how the examples are similar D. Example: Example from the book and movie E. Analyze: Explain how the examples are similar A. III. Body Paragraph 2 Topic Sentence/Main Idea: State how the book and movie are different B. Example: Example from the

book and movie C. Analyze: Explain how the examples are different D. Example: Example from the book and movie E. Analyze: Explain how the examples are different A. IV. Conclusion Review main points (how are the book and movie similar and different) B. Clincher sentence: Say something interesting that will keep your reader thinking about your topic A.

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