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lynnajohnson | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM via web

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Describe the sociey in which Anthem is set.

Make sure to include the following: political structure, degree of technology, social relationships, quality of life, and education. (This is only a Chapter 1 question)

That's the exact question my teacher gave me, and now I'm really confused.  All I thought I read in Chapter 1 relating to the society was that they use "we" instead of "I".  Could you maybe give me some key things that you think I should use in my short answer?

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 26, 2010 at 3:32 AM (Answer #1)

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The one you pointed out is one of the most striking, but it only scratches the surface of what that entails.  The fact is that not only do people refer to themselves as "we" and not the royal we in this case, but they also think of themselves (though this is strangely confusing) as we.  They are not individual entities, the idea of selfishness does not exist among them, hence the different attitudes towards their own desires and needs.  The entire goal of the society, as declared by the council, is to make everyone equal.  They are councilled only to go along with what they are told and the decisions of the council at all costs, and simply using the plural pronoun rather than singular helps to make this more of a constant idea.

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