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What was the Saint of the Pyre trying to communicate to Equality in Anthem?
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In a world where individuality is nonexistent, all are expected to think and behave the same; even the words to denote individuality or references to the first person are nonexistent. Even to discover or utter the word "I" is punishable by death; it is only referred to in the work as the "Unspeakable Word." Equity relates his experience when he was 10 and watched The Saint of the Pyre burned at the stake for some crime; he deduces that the Saint was attempting to communicate the concept of individuality, expressed in the word "I" to him.
Posted by enotechris on November 25, 2009 at 6:12 AM (Answer #1)
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