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In Ayn Rand's Anthem, what elements in the new home in the Uncharted Forest bring the...

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kgillespie12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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In Ayn Rand's Anthem, what elements in the new home in the Uncharted Forest bring the couple pride?

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted June 7, 2012 at 4:41 PM (Answer #1)

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The sense of pride can be inferred as Equality 7-2521 explains how he and The Golden One found the house. They were walking along and saw the sun reflecting off of its windows.  They first thought it was fire. After climbing up to the house from the Unmentionable Times, they discovered the windows and were amazed at how much light came through them. With that sunlight shining through the windows, the couple was able to see colors on the tapestries and furniture. They were amazed at the twelve "sleeping hall[s]", the mirrors that showed them what they looked like, the soft fabric they felt, and the cooking room that had a copper pot to cook food in (92). The he vows never to share his house with anyone else, which shows him using his sense of ownership that also helps to identify himself and to separate himself from others. This sense of ownership usually comes with a sense of pride for something that one owns.

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