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The Singer Essay, Research Paper
I. Main Characters
A. Anthem- Protagonist
Anthem is the protagonist or the “good guy” in the story. “It is good to be=20
your child, Earthmaker,” this statement tells us that Anthem is a Singerian=20
(a Christian). “The power of EarthMaker will be yours, to bear the Singer an=
his Song before the kings of Terra. I believe he is a static character=20
because he stayed essentially the same through out the entire story. And=20
Anthem answered, “Admit your emptiness, and open to the Wind. Receive the=20
Stigmon of the Singer,” this was at the beginning of the story where Anthem=20
was witnessing. This was closer to the end and Anthem was still witnessing=20
“Both Earthmaker and his Singer are here. And you may be unchained if you cr=
out your guilt.” He is a metaphorical character of an amalgamation of variou=
different characters from the Bible. What I gathered was he was all of the=20
disciples. And mainly Paul, because Paul’s name was Saul and God changed it.=
Anthem’s name was Madman but God changed it to Anthem. He sung (witnessed)=20
the Ancient Star-Song to the people of Terra (earth). His character is=20
revialed through direct exposition because it is told exactly what he is,=20
“From now on you will be Anthem, for you will be the Herald of Anointing,”=20
B. Sarkon- Antagonist.
He was the opposing character, rival, or “bad guy”. “As the wail rose in the=
streets, Sarkon, The World Hater, at a triump which he knew would be short=20
lived.” I believe he was a static character because he stayed the same=20
through the whole story. “He (Sarkon) hated Terra as he always had.” I=20
believe he was revealed through direct exposition, “Sarkon, the World Hater=
He is a metaphorical character to Satan. He was an evil character and you=20
quickly detest him. “Meanwhile he (Sarkon) enjoyed seeing Terra at the point=
C. Invader- Protagonist
He was another good guy in the story. He was a static character. He was=20
revealed through indirect revelation because you had to draw your own=20
conclusions through what the author wrote. “A fiery brilliant radiance=20
proclaimed his mighty name- Invader.” “Earthmaker, Singer, and Invader be th=
substance of infinity.”=20
II. Main Plot
=C2=B7 Terra waited for Earthmaker to speak. “Terra was a field of tombs”
=C2=B7 Terra was slowly dieing for lack of water.=20
=C2=B7 An old woman who had a scroll died and Anthem (who was still Madman=
given the scroll.
=C2=B7 The well dried-up and Terra lost all speech, “Words like water, cea=
=C2=B7 Sarkon revelled in his temporary triumph.=20
=C2=B7 Earthmaker came to Madman and changed his name to Anthem.
=C2=B7 Rain finally came to Terra.=20
=C2=B7 Anthem sang the Wind Song.
=C2=B7 Invader came and many people were invaded. This was called the Age=20=
=C2=B7 Sarkon confronted Anthem.=20
=C2=B7 Sarkon finds approval with Everyman, a troubled youth looking for=20
=C2=B7 Sarkon threw a rock at Anthem and knocked him oit.=20
=C2=B7 Everyman finds temporary satisfaction.
=C2=B7 Everyman visited Anthem, who gives him a parchment that he had writ=
and gave Everyman special instructions for it.
=C2=B7 Sarkon took Everyman to meet the man who (supposedly) buried the Si=
but it was a dragon in disguise.
=C2=B7 Anthem found Everyman and then Everyman became unchained.
=C2=B7 Everyman and Anthem sang of the Singer in the Streets of Terra.
=C2=B7 Those who were still chained began to persecute Anthem and Everyman=
the Singerians (the Christians) and killed two Singerians.
=C2=B7 Everyman and Anthem saw a vision of a dragon in the cilt Urbis.
=C2=B7 They decide to go to Urbis.
=C2=B7 On the ship to Urbis, Anthem and Everyman met Praxis the Builder.
=C2=B7 Builder wanted to make an inaccurate statue of the Singer.
=C2=B7 Anthem and Everyman disagree with the statue and unsuccessfully tri=
tell the Builder of being unchained.
=C2=B7 Anthem and Everyman met the Singerians in Lower Urbis.
=C2=B7 They sang the Star-Song and more of the people of lower Urbis were=20
unchained and invaded.=20
=C2=B7 Lower Urbis celebrated the Festival of Life.
=C2=B7 The Star-Song came to Upper Urbis.
=C2=B7 The Poet King learned of the Star-Song and then issued an execution=
those who did not believe in the mountain gods.
=C2=B7 Praxis sold his soul to Sarkon who finished the statue of Sarkon on=
=C2=B7 The Singerians who were in lower Urbis were poisoned and died.=20
=C2=B7 The Singerians who escaped the tunnels were captured and brought to=
prison cells. Anthem and Everyman escaped the capture.
=C2=B7 The Singerians in prison became ill and some died.
=C2=B7 Sarkon made Praxis carry out a new decree “All children in the cell=
below the age of seven summers must be taken from their parents.”
=C2=B7 Praxis carried out the decree made by Sarkon.
=C2=B7 The Games of Karnos began.=20
=C2=B7 Anthem and Everyman give Praxis the opportunity again to be invaded=
again Praxis refused.
=C2=B7 Blach Knights from the Poet King found Everyman and Anthem.
=C2=B7 Everyman was tied to a pole with oiled faggots under him for his=20
execution. Sarkon told Praxis to light the log on fire; but Praxis couldn’t.=
He threw the lit tourch at Sarkon and fled. Sarkon then lit the oiled logs;=20
Everyman died (was freed).
=C2=B7 Praxis cried out to Earthmaker and then met a White Knight; Praxis=20=
the Star-Song and became unchained.
=C2=B7 Praxis destroyed the statue of Sarkon and was arrested.
=C2=B7 Anthem and Praxis were released with the Tasman jackals to be execu=
D. The main conflict of this story was an external conflict between two=20
opposing forces; good vs. evil. This story is about Satan, the antagonistic=20
character, (the World Hater) constantly trying too thwart the spread of the=20
gospel (the Star-Song). There is also some very strong internal conflict=20
happening though. Everyman is a student of science and facts he struggles=20
numerous times in trying to understand the concept of Eathemaker, and his=20
Singer. Praxis is burdened with guilt. He struggles to accept the fact that=
the Singer wanted to forgive him.=20
III. Main Theme-=20
A. The Invader (Holy Spirit) has come in the place of the Singer (Jesus=20
Christ) and now the Singerians (the Christians) are spreading the Star-Song=20
(the gospel). The persecution of the Christians has begun and the story tell=
of what happened to them.=20
This novel leads the reader to understand that standing strong for Jesus is=20
not easy. But the reward for perseverance is far greater then any earthly=20
B. We have it very easy now-a-days in our Christian walks. We need to be=20
living everyday sold-out for Jesus Christ.
A. This story was an allegory because every character or event or object wa=
a symbol of a Biblical event or character
This is a continuation of the novel, The Singer. It is a metaphorical=20
retelling of the New Testament, picking up where The Singer left off.=20
” In the center of the universe the Singer and his Father spoke of the Final=
victory. The Ancient World Hater heard their whispered plans and trembled.
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