English 10: Introduction to Anthem

We began today writing in our journals responses to questions regarding the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand we will be beginning to read tomorrow. After debriefing the impromptu process from Friday, we discussed what type of government system is best, what our government should do for us and what purpose it should serve in our lives, as well as where we see ourselves falling on the political spectrum. We did not need to share aloud. Afterwards, we took notes on our author, Ayn Rand, and her view of government regarding her hatred for collectivism and her affinity for individualism/egoism/objectivism. We will continue to look at her as our author tomorrow. Remember, the whole book is an allegory (an extended metaphor) for her political ideology.

We did an assignment towards the end of the hour where we had to decide where we fell on certain sides of a collectivist/individualist fence and we shared those thoughts aloud. We will finish tomorrow.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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