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In Anthem, who is the "saint of the pyre"?

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Posted January 1, 2009 at 10:09 AM via web

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In Anthem, who is the "saint of the pyre"?

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted January 1, 2009 at 10:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Ayn Rand's Anthem is a novel which describes a dystopic future totalitarian culture. The lead character, named Equality 7-2521, witnesses a man being burned at the stake, whom he later describes as the "Saint of the Pyre." Equality 7-2521 gives him this name after he learns that the man was burned for discovering the Unspeakable Word, a word which Equality goes on to discover for himself.

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