The Question and Answer section for Anthem is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Analyze the names used in this novel: Equality, Liberty, Fraternity, Solidarity, and Union. What do they mean and how does this connecy with the life they lead? To what do they allude? What is ironic about this? Which two words best describe you!? Explain
All the names in Anthem represent the very extreme Socialist ideology of the state. The names all imply conformity to the system and ideology that this system demands. Note the implicit "collective" ideas behind each name. There is no...
Home of the Useless- Rest Home
towers which rose to the sky- skyscrapers
wagons which moved without horses- automobiles
lights which burned without flame- light bulbs
All of our modern conveniences have been removed and deemed evil, old people's...
Equality has descovered electricity. He is able to construct a glass box which can harness his previously discovered power of the sky. Whenever he connects wires to the box and closes the current, the wire glows in a circle of light.