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angel14 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 22, 2007 at 12:49 PM via web

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Discuss how leaders in Anthem seek to accomplish this tyrannical end.

to fully control a man or woman dictators must not enslave his or her body but also destroy his or her mind.

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 23, 2007 at 11:51 PM (Answer #1)

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In Anthem, the society seeks to destroy the mind through four general paths:
1) They destroy the concept of the individual, allowing only "we" to be spoken.
2) They hold all property and concepts in common.
3) They insist on control of all new inventions and ideas (through production and education, including making private thought a sin).
4) They review all (economic) activity to make sure it is properly focused for the society.

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