examples of information, indivituality , freedom are restricted in anthem?

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Freedom or lack of freedom because there is NO freedom.

"It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to 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 no transgression blacker than to do or think alone." (Chapter 1)

In chapter one we learn that one doesn't even have the freedom to be alone.

"It is only our brothers in the Home of the Artists who are permitted to draw pictures, so International 4-8818 4-8818 were sent to the Home of the Street Sweepers, like ourselves." (Chapter 1)

We also learn that one is only free to do what they've been ALLOWED to do. This is the exact opposite of freedom.




"And they answered: "Since the Council does not know of this hole, there can be no law permitting to enter it. And everything which is not permitted by law is forbidden." (Chapter 1)

Everything an individual does or thinks must be santioned by society. If it isn't santioned, it is in essence forbidden. There is no such thing as individuality....... to act as an individual would have been breaking the law.




"We think that there are mysteries in the sky and under the water and in the plants which grow. But the Council of Scholars has said that there are no mysteries, and the Council of Scholars knows all things. (Chapter 1)

No information is needed because everything is already known. From this we know that their society will never advance........

"We learned that the earth is flat and that the sun revolves around it, which causes the day and the night. We learned the names of all the winds which blow over the seas and push the sails of our great ships. We learned how to bleed men to cure them of all ailments." (Chapter 1)

Unfortunantely, the information they do have is outdated and incorrect.