Communism In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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Throughout history many people have seen how governments change and those changes affect the citizens. Some believe in democracy, others in communism and because of this different believes wars have been made. The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is a symbolic representation of the author’s beliefs towards Communism. Rand’s childhood experiences influence the plot and structure of the novel. The main character Equality 7-2521 struggles for self-determination in a collectivist society. Rand wants to give freedom a different meaning by illustrating how freedom, egoism, and independence are connected to each other.
An utopian community is meant to be highly desirable or have perfect qualities. The book Anthem is supposed to be represented by an utopian society; As the novel progresses the readers can tell that instead is a dystopia, which is the opposite of utopia. The protagonist Equality 7-2125 informs the readers of the many laws and
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It is a sin to think word no others think and put them into words” (Rand 17). This brings the reader's attention and interest. Her goal was to influence the citizens of understanding how bad a communist society can be. Her main character Equality 7-2125 is fighting a battle against this dystopian society. He knows that writing his own thoughts is sinful but he was the desire to "to speak for once to no ears but [his] own."(Rand). His battle for being who he wants to be begins when he finds the meaning of the word “ ego” which simply means “I”. In english this word has extensions such as “egoism” and “egotism”. “Egoism” brings the idea that self is first and that everything starts from the self. The meaning of this word is often confused with the meaning of “egotism” which is the arrogant desire to control others. This is why Rand’s here Equality 7-2125 emphasizes the fact that self and freedom are linked

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