Collective 0-0009 The leader of the World Council of Scholars. Collective 0-0009 is shapeless and cowardly, like all members of the World Council. He fears and hates Equality 7-2521 for breaking the rules because he believes that only those decisions reached by the council can be of value.
What are some of the council of scholars beliefs in Anthem?
The Council of scholars believe that the society works as a whole in groups. Equality understands that his invention will benefit mankind greatly; however, this was not his main motivation in conducting his experimental, And it is not the primary source of the great joy he experiences.
What does the World Council of Scholars decide to do with the light?
The World Council of Scholars decides in unison that the light must be destroyed. Before they can touch the light, Equality 7-2521 seizes it and leaps through the window. Equality 7-2521’s innocent confidence that the Scholars will understand and support his invention of the light is misplaced.
What is the home of the useless?
Home of the Useless where the elderly of this society are sent at 40 years of age. They are thought to be too worn with toil to be of further use to society. This society is so lacking in knowledge of nutrition, medicine and science that the life expectancy has shrunk back into the early 40s.
What ended the unmentionable times?
According to the Legends, Equality 7-2521 says, the Unmentionable Times ended with a great war between “the many” and “the few.” The few were the Evil Ones. Suffice to say, the Evil Ones lost. When they did, everything they made was destroyed.
What was the plan of the World Council of scholars?
The Plans of the World Councils cannot be changed again so soon. The World Council of Scholars decides in unison that the light must be destroyed. Before they can touch the light, Equality 7-2521 seizes it and leaps through the window.
Who was condemned by the World Council of scholars?
When Equality 7-2521 presents his light bulb to the Council, they condemn him as an arrogant, selfish sinner for trying to better mankind by acting alone.
Why did the World Council of scholars destroy the light bulb?
Because the light bulb was not invented collectively, they conclude that it must be evil endeavor to destroy it and punish Equality 7-2521; however, they are thwarted when Equality 7-2521 escapes with his invention. The Anthem quotes below are all either spoken by The World Council of Scholars or refer to The World Council of Scholars.
Why are the scholars angry in the anthem?
The scholars are angry and scared that a street sweeper should have interrupted their meeting.