Anthem delights Freshmen

Posted on January 22, 2007 by

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Fernando Gonzalez
Staff Writer

As the second trimester moves along, Mr. Stutzman’s 9th grade Honors English class takes on new literature.

“We read Anthem by Ayn Rand. It wasn’t hard to read, but it was difficult to understand it and its meaning,” Juliet Barrett (9) said.

Anthem is a story about a futuristic utopia in which society has stopped revolving around individuality and has become focused on being part of a larger being.

“People in this world only speak like they’re one person, they only use the word ‘we,’” Barrett said

As the narrative goes along, a rebel discovers the marvelous idea of “I”.

“Equality 7-2521 begins performing experiments and realizes that there’s more to people than just being part of a bigger thing,” Haley Beer (9) said.

The freshmen are taking on this book to prepare them for George Orwell’s 1984, which they will read later on this trimester.

“It’ll be similar, but it’s a very good book, too. They’re going to have fun with it,” Chris Holcomb (10) said.

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