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    Within the first few pages of Ayn Rand's Anthem, Equality speaks about growing up in the society in which he was born. His experiences with teachers during his schoolboy years are significant to...

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    Verbal irony is when a speaker says something that's the opposite of what is intended. It can be intentional, as when a friend who hates my hat says, "Nice hat!" It can also be intentional on the...

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    Metonymy involves using a word or concept associated with something instead of the thing itself. An example is "suit" for "business executive." An example in Anthem is the following from Chapter 1:...

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    We made a fire, we cooked the bird, and we ate it, and no meal had ever tasted better to us. And we thought suddenly that there was a great satisfaction to be found in the food which we need and...

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    I'm not certain if "Anthem" is referring to the poem by Leonard Cohen or the book by Ayn Rand. The following answer is based on the Cohen poem. Metonymy is a figure of speech that replaces the...

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    The resolution of a story usually comes at the end when the major conflict is resolved. In Anthem, the protagonist called Equality 7-2521 struggles against a society that prohibits individual...

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    A central theme of Anthem is that a person must live for himself and be an individual. The society that Ayn Rand sets up is one that focuses on brotherhood, unity, and conformity. It is the epitome...

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    Alliteration is the repetition of the beginning sounds of words, like when Juliet says that parting was "such sweet sorrow" in Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet. Authors often choose to use alliteration to...

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    For four years, Equality 7-2521 works as a street sweeper. His day begins when the bell rings at the Home of the Street Sweepers. He has half an hour to dress and then to eat breakfast at one of...

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    Diction is, by definition, an author’s choice of words. There are many ways to go about finding examples of diction in a work because all words are, essentially, diction. With Anthem, though,...

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    Beyond the city is the Uncharted Forest. The first thing we hear about the forest from Equality 7-2521 is that this area is so restricted that the leaders have made a rule forbidding thoughts about...

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    Equality and Liberty make eye contact for days before they are able to speak to each other. When they finally do speak, Equality asks how old Liberty is. When she tells him that she is seventeen,...

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    Any time a question refers to thoughts/feelings based "what you've read" or a similar phrase, the asker is looking for, literally, YOUR thoughts and feelings. It can be stressful to write your...

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    In Chapter II of Anthem, we see our first description of the Uncharted Forest. The forest is outside the city and a place of the unknown. Equality is told by his society that it is a dangerous...

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    The protagonist for Ayn Rand's Anthem is named Equality 7-2521 and the first physical character trait that he points out is the fact that he is six-feet tall. His teachers and leaders have told him...

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    Equality and his fellow brothers have all been kept ignorant of the past of this dystopian society, which was once technologically advanced with cars and electricity. Equality has been educated to...

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    The main character in Rand's Anthem is named Equality 7-2521 and he lives in a community that has brain-washed everyone into believing that man must live for the community and not for himself. The...

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    Although the novel, Anthem by Ayn Rand, was written in 1937, the novel takes place in the future. We are not told the exact year or setting, but a Great War occurred that changed everything about...

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    Understanding the background of the Uncharted Forest in Ayn Rand's Anthem helps one to interpret the symbolism. First, the Uncharted Forest used to be modernized cities that flourished with...

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    Just like many other authors, Ayn Rand uses color to suggest to the mind images for the reader to understand. There are colors that are associated with seasons, for example. If an author describes...

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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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    There are only two main characters: Liberty 7-2521 (Prometheus) and Liberty 5-3000 (the Golden One or Gaea). Below are some conflicts they struggled with and how they dealt with them. You will also...

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    Equality lives in a society that places the highest importance on everyone being equal; hence the irony of his name, because he does not want to be equal deep down inside. He does his best to...

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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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    Euphemism: This is the use of pleasant or inoffensive wording to describe something unpleasant. The initial members of the council who developed their society found nice names for even unpleasant...

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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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