Which excerpt from Anthem best supports the theme that man’s spirit is unconquerable? I lift my head and I spr
ead my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, the spirit of man will remain alive on this earth. It was a long story, and the spirit which moved it was the spirit of man’s freedom. The fortune of my spirit is not to be blown into coins of brass and flung to the winds as alms for the poor of the spirit.
Answer: Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, the spirit of man will remain alive on this earth.
This is the sentence that best supports the theme that man's spirit is unconquerable. The sentence tells us that the world is surrounded by darkness and that men are capable of enormous shame. However, even through these dark circumstances and misguided actions, the spirit of man remain alive. This shows that it is unconquerable and undefeatable.
Descriptive language shows that life on the prairie was difficult. The family did not speak much English, and the father is described as too old to be helpful with farming. He has lots of skills but none are good for farming. Cather describes him using a simile by saying his face looks like ashes. Their house is not in good shape. Cather uses a metaphor to say it is a "cave." Because they are new in the country and do not speak the language, life is difficult on the prairie.