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    “It is a sin to write this.” Writing is a very personal experience, especially if you are writing in a diary or journal like Equality is in the opening of the novel, Anthem. He is writing down...

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    The moment Liberty saw Equality working on the road as a street sweeper while she sowed seeds in a nearby field, she knew he was different. Their immediate chemistry and apparent “love at first...

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    In the novel, Anthem, the life expectancy for the citizens in this society is around 40, and when old, they are sent to the Home of the Useless to live out their pitiful lives. This society...

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    It’s difficult to imagine a society in the future so backward that they don’t have electricity and still believe the world is flat, but this is what the society in Anthem is like. At one point...

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    There are several symbols in the novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand. Here is a list of some of the dominant ones: Light: Light symbolizes knowledge, and it’s no accident that Equality discovers...

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    Ayn Rand's novella Anthem introduces the reader to what she calls a Collectivist society. This society that she creates in the story is based on the direction that she felt society was heading when...

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    When Ayn Rand uses “we” in Anthem, she is talking about the collective “we” where the group is more important than the individual in society. Individual rights have been stripped away...

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    In Chapter 3, Equality is in the tunnel underneath the city and he discovers all kinds of wonderful things left by the Unmentionable Times. Equality finds wires made of copper and zinc, and when he...

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    I assume you mean what names do Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 take at the end of the novel? Equality gives himself the name Prometheus. Prometheus is the Greek Titan in mythology who brought...

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    The narrator of the book, Anthem, is the main character, Equality 7-2521. The book begins with Equality committing a sin by writing down the story of his life in the "collective" dystopian society...

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    In the dystopian society in which Equality lives, the nuclear family no longer exists. Male and females are chosen to mate together once a year in the spring only. The babies born after the 'Time...

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    Somewhere in the past, the society of Anthem went through a change due to a war between groups. One group was called the rebels, and their fight for independence from the collective society that...

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    The society that Equality lives in is considered a dystopia because the individual rights of its people have been taken away. The society feels they are doing the right thing; however, by taking...

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    The entire novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand was about a dystopia, the opposite of a utopia. The Elders in the novel attempted to create the perfect society by making everyone "equal". The group became...

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    The novella, Anthem, starts with the opening line, “It is a sin to write this.” The writer is, of course, Equality, and he is in the tunnel he discovers below the city in which he lives. He...

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    Many of Ayn Rand's themes center around the villain of mindless conformity. In Anthem, society is controlled in such a way that there is no individuality, no choice, and no progress. Everything in...

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    Anthem, like all of Ayn Rand's books, is as much a theoretical essay expressing her ideological claims as a novel. In this book, the character Equality 7-2521 is a classic Rand superman, living in...

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    Some motifs that are found in Anthem by Ayn Rand are Fear, Uniformity, and Naming. Fear In many ways control over the society is exerted by the presence of fear. The Street Sweepers with whom...

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    Clearly, there are many ways in which it would be terrible to live in a society where there are no selves and where people have to think solely in terms of “we.” However, there are also...

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    Hello! You asked about Ayn Rand's novella, 'Anthem.' It looks like the student above already answered your question. I will endeavor to add only a brief summary and commentary along with that...

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    In Anthem by Ayn Rand, there can be no concept of self and names do not exist, only numbers coupled with socialist concepts such as equality and liberty. Equality 7-2521, the protagonist, already...

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    The political structure in Ayn Rand's Anthem is more hierarchical than that found in the movie, "The Village." The movie centers around a small, yet very deceived, community who are pawns in an...

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    One of the reasons why fear is the prevalent emotion of the society that Rand depicts in Anthem is because of its collective nature. Rand depicts a world where the collective vision must supplant...

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    Equality 7-2521 is intelligent, independent, passionate, and stubborn. He stands out from others in every way. Equality 7-2521 speaks in the third person, but he is neither royalty nor crazy. He...

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    "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas is a poem which he wrote when his father was in his eighties to encourage him not to give up life without a fight. The "good night," of...

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    Ayn Rand's novella Anthem paints a desolate picture of life in some kind of future society. This dystopian work suggests that there is not only no perfect place, but that the most perfect place...

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    Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is an allegorical statement about individuals in society, narrated by a character who is known for most of the story as Equality 7-2521 but who later, in a burst of...

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    The narrator of Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is also known as Equality 7-2521, and he lives in a world in which there is little joy and certainly no creativity. The men live separately from the women, and...

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    Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is a highly allegorical (symbolic) novella; in a story like this, the names of people and places usually depict exactly what they are, and that is true of the Uncharted Forest....

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    In truth, the protagonist of Ayn Rand's novella Anthem does feel that he is “wretch and a traitor" for having a secret hideaway and for conducting his illegal experiments. However, that guilt is...

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    Equality 7-2521 goes from being a part of the collective whole, where he has no ownership over his thoughts, emotions and will to becoming an individual and we see that transformation reach its...

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    The passage at the beginning of chapter 2 demonstrates that Liberty 5-3000 is not like the others. Equality 7-2521 considers Liberty 5-3000 “Golden One.” He is in love with her, even though...

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    The society that Ayn Rand depicts in Anthem is one in which individual thought is condemned and all men must live for their brothers. The first sentence is "it is a sin to write this," because the...

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    In Anthem, the color white is equated with equality, cleanliness, and purity, while color is associated with individuality. Collectivism means that everyone is the same, and there are no individual...

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    Anthem has religious denotations as a choral work or part of a prayer service, although a more prevalent usage of the word finds it in combination with the word national. The national anthem of a...

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    The major point of this society's existence is for all men to work for the benefit of all mankind. Work-this doesn't mean to play or to relax. Every minute of a person's life in the society in...

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    In chapter one of Ayn Rand's novel Anthem, Equality talks about how the society's government is organized by councils and people live in groups of homes. No one is allowed to become friends or to...

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    Chapter two is where the story is found about the evil ones discussed in Ayn Rand's Anthem. Equality, the main character, discloses the history of a war that happened many years before the current...

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    The Council of Vocations is a group of men who decide where each person will work when they come of age (18 years old). Each person must go to that job until s/he is about forty years old, at which...

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    Equality is unusual in the collectivist society of the future; he asks questions and is unhappy with his assigned role. When he discovers the collapsed subway tunnel, Equality finds that he enjoys...

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    The use of "we," or first person plural, can be quite a confusing thing to understand when first reading Ayn Rand's Anthem. The society in which Equality (the main character) lives has eliminated...

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    Like all figures of speech, an allusion is a literary device that an author uses in order to convey a message that the reader will understand. Allusions can refer to other stories from history or...

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    The political structure of the world inAnthemcan be thought of as a hierarchy of councils; that is to say, groups of men have specific realms over-which they manage at the local and world levels....

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    Fear is one of the most controlling emotions that humans experience. Humans tend to steer away from anything that might harm them, and fear is usually present to alert us about harm. Equality...

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    In the middle of chapter 2, Rand's main character Equality discusses the only crime that is punishable by death in his society. That one crime is when someone speaks the Unspeakable Word, or learns...

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    Ayn Rand, the author, was an atheist who believed that religions used sin as a way to manipulate people into behaving as they saw fit. Accordingly, she felt that any god also used sin to manipulate...

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    In chapter one of Rand'sAnthem, most of the society's structure is laid out for the reader by the main character. It is interesting that the Home of the Useless is for those who are tired at age 40...

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    To Ayn Rand, it would seem that identity is something that can be taken away in a collectivist society. Her main character, Equality, represents what would happen to a person if that identity were...

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    In Ayn Rand'sAnthem,Equality achieves a lot of personal knowledge and enrichment by not choosing to follow the rules of a collectivist society. Throughout the novel, Equality recognizes that he and...

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    The four major reasons that Collective 0-0009 (the leader of the council of scholars) rejects Equality's light bulb invention can be are: first, Equality is a street sweeper; second, the invention...

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