mindless drone, he is virtually unable to express how he feels. The small parts he does
understand are crowded with phrases like ?for the good of all? and ?we know we are wrong?.
everyday from his job as a street sweeper. He names her The Golden One, and she names him
The Unconquered. One day she talks to him. They both know this is forbidden and will get
late and when he is asked where he went he doesn’t answer. He is thrown into the Palace of
He also names himself Promethus and names her Gaea. They live together in an old house in the
of this book was both dependent and independent. ?We are one in all and all in one. There are
no men but only the great WE. one indivisible and forever.? (p.19) No quote better than this
describes how brainwashed and mindless the people are, for they think only one thought, which
learned in the time that he discovers the light.
Another aspect of the book was diction, the connotative meaning of word choice. The
used as a communitive pronoun representing everyone, ?Council of Vocations? was like the
government, they controlled everyone, and ?Home of the Scholars? was where the most favored
?Uncharted Forest?. The Unmentionable Times was how life used to be before the Great Rebirth
and the Uncharted Forest was a forbidden place that was left over from the Unmentionable
Times. The last example of word choice I found was ?The Great Rebirth?. The Great Rebirth
This word choice shows how narrow minded and uncompromising people had become.
Detail is literal facts describing things in the novel. An example of this is the quote ?As
minds.? (p. 47) This quote describes how all their lives they have been taught that their own
single thoughts don?t matter and shouldn’t be spoken. Another example of detail is ?They tore
our clothes from our body. They threw us down upon our knees and tied our hands to the iron
post.? (p. 64) This quote describes what would happen if one broke one of the very strict rules.
on one person, usually the main character and narrates what they do. ?And yet there is no shame
The organization in this book there were parts had where he told what had recently
happened and some foreshadowing. One example of how the author used foreshadowing is ?We
were born with a curse. It has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden.? (p. 18) This
quote is foreshadowing how he has a thirst for knowledge and how it will get him into trouble
thirty days. For thirty days have not been here, in our tunnel. We have been caught.? (p.63) This
quote is suspenseful in the way that it makes the reader wonder what happened to him in the past
thirty days. An example of how the author begins to come to the conclusion of the book is ?I
about how he has finally come to the realization that he is his own man, belonging to nobody,
and thus bringing the book to a close. In this way, I think that the author used a good variation
of organization in the book, so it wasn?t all just chronological or all flashbacks, which made it
more interesting to read.
Because Anthem was a complex book, it was easy to write a style analysis. I felt the
book was a good example of what will happen if we let the government have too much control.
I?m not in favor of total anarchy, but if the government gets total control, this won?t seem like
such a far fetched story. It?s kind of ironic how we elected the government in the beginning to
work for us, and now we are all basically working for them. Another thing I found ironic was the