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egoism
"The only things which taught us joy were the power we created in the wires and the Golden Ond. And both these joys belong to us alone..." Rand 97
Individualism
"I wished to know the meaning of things. I am the meaning. I wished to find a warrant for being, and no word of sanctions upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction." Rand 109
Altruism
"If you are not needed by your brother men, there is not reason for you to burden the earth with your bodies" (Rand 18)
Collectivism
"We are one una ll and all in one. There are not men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever" (Rand 14)
Independence
" We forget all men, all laws and all things save our metals and wires. So much is still to be learned! So long a road lies before us, and what care if we must travel it alone." (Rand 56)
Anthem is an allegory because
It is fictionalized, it presents a philosophical idea, the characters within the text are symbolic
Anthem is not a
work which promotes Socialism
Ayn Rand's view of ego
an appropriate pride in one's self
Not a reflection of Rand's belief system
Humanity is inevitably doomed to social failure and moral collapse
Most evil word in language
WE
sacred word
Ego
names given the narrator
Equality 7-2521, The Unconquered, Promethius
the narrator meets The Golden One
in a field
the narrator kills the bird in the Unchareted Forest with a
rock
the word learned by reading books left in the house from Unmentionable Times
I
Promethius
a man who took light from the
Gods and brought it to mankind
Gaea
The mother of the earth and all the Gods
narrator is a disciple of
The Transgressor of the Unspeakable Word
"...all men are one and there is no will save the will of all men together"
The Great Truth
The great Transgression and the root of all evil
Being alone
At the end, the narrator does not plan to
harm Collective 0-0009
the narrator discovers electricity
when he dissects a frog and hangs it on a copper wire. It moves
" a close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests"
alliance
the narrator decides to break out of the Palace of Corrective Detention because
The World Council is meeting and he feels compelled to show his invention to them
the Council's response to the narrator's invention
they wanted to destroy it because it was not invented by the socially designated inventors
At the end
Gaea is pregnant
the "body of all truth"
The World Council
I one says the "unspeakable word"
the transgressor is put to death
what caused the white flame
sunlight
When does the Golden One come to the Uncharted Forest?
2 days after the narrator fled there
portals
entrance
transgression
sin
froths
foams
mandate
law/orders
impotence
weakness, inability
lassitude
weariness, exhaustion
sage
wise person
shackled
chained
taut
tight
Author of Anthem
Ayn Rand
dais
platform of a celebrity
original vocation of narrator
scholar
narrator escaped the Council of Scholars by
putting fist through the window
narrator called his invention
glass box
40 year old man in Anthem's society was sent
to the Home of the Useless
same value as another
equality
Anthem's time period
the future
Age when one could leave the Home of the Students
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