December 21, 2012
English Honors 10
Two Different Worlds, One Common Goal
The story of Adam and Eve can relate and differ to Anthem in ways of goals, higher powers, and sins condemned. Both main characters, Adam and Equality 7-2521, go against what is expected of them by a higher power. The higher power in both stories, God and the Council, control the people and give them restrictions and punishments. Both Adam and Equality 7-2521 also have women, Eve and Liberty 5-3000 that they are with who play a major role in the decisions they make. Ways that Adam and Equality 7-2521 are different are the problems they are faced with, and how they overcome them.
One thing in common that Equality 7-2521 and Adam have is their long term goals. Both are more or less are trying to start new civilizations. Adam and Eve are the first of their kind and Eve is told by God to give forth children. “Unto the women he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;…” (King James Bible, Genesis. 16). When the situation of Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 is looked at, they are away from their society and are alone the Uncharted Forest when they find a house from the Unmentionable Times. The only way they can start a new civilization where they are is to reproduce. Without reproduction Adam and Eve and Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 would be the beginning and end of a possible new era.
A difference Adam and Equality 7-2521 have is the higher power they were both, at least at one point, trying to get away from. After Equality 7-2521 shows the Council of Scholars this new discovery and they reject him, Equality 7-2521 makes a mad dash for the Uncharted Forest to get away from his society. “We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape” (Rand 75). Then it mentions; “Then we knew suddenly that we were lying on a soft earth and that we had stopped. Trees taller...