A month later, the world council of scholars, a group of the wisest scholars from all over the world, is to convene for its annual meeting, and this year, the meeting is in equality 7-2521’s city he resolves to go to the world council and show them his invention. The anthem government is called the council vocation they regulate all the community ‘the will of the council is above all things’ one of the numerous methods they use to reach this authority is the nullification of the importance of the family from the beginning when a baby is born, he is taken away from his mother and taken to the. He recalls seeing the transgressor of the unspeakable word burned alive in the town square for speaking the unspeakable word, and he remembers that there was no pain in his face, only joy as he died, the transgressor of the unspeakable word stared at equality 7-2521, and equality 7-2521 thought he looked like a saint.
Anthem is written as the diary of equality 7-2521, a young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, to the point of not even knowing words like 'i' or 'mine' everyone lives and works in collective groups, with all aspects of daily life dictated by councils -- the council of vocations, the council of scholars, etc.
The world council-- this council does not appear directly in the story, but is mentioned on occasion this is the supreme council above all others this is the supreme council above all others the council of scholars plans to send equality 7-2521 to the world council to let it decide his punishment.
Anthem quiz that tests what you know perfect prep for anthem quizzes and tests you might have in school welcome to the new sparknotes your book-smartest friend just got a makeover he wants the world council of scholars to pay him for his invention. Ayn rand initially conceived anthem as a play when she was a teenager living in soviet russia after migrating to the united states, rand didn't think of writing anthem, but reconsidered after reading a short story in the saturday evening post set in the future.
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Unspeakable word the word i, outlawed in this society under threat of death the political rulers, in seeking to forbid all aspects of individualism, recognize that it is not sufficient to ban the actions of a personal life, but must also eradicate all thoughts of one world council a global government that rules the entire world in this world of the future, individuals possess no rights. One of the most striking features of anthem is its use of language, especially the absence of the word i characters refer to themselves using the first person plural we and not the first person singular i this use of language is often confusing, but must be understood if the book's meaning is to be clear. The world council of scholars character timeline in anthem the timeline below shows where the character the world council of scholars appears in anthem the colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.