Response To Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Did you read the Anthem? If so what what went on inside of your head when you thought of what went on inside of Equality’s head? Here is what I thought. Equality’s invention, the lightbulb, would benefit mankind greatly. But this was not his intent when experimenting in his cramped tunnel. He had a greater drive that overpowered him into doing things that he normally wouldn’t. He was out late in the starry night when others were in creaky, old beds and he stole items that should not of be stolen. He was extremely motivated for him to make these great transgressions, but he was always different from the very beginning. The light changed him a lot but he had always been different. He always had broken laws, some were more hidden than others. …show more content…
It took over the actions and feelings he had. He had broken too many transgressions to count because of how much he wanted to gain in knowledge. He had a great interest in discovering and learning new things, new things that even the all-knowing Scholars didn’t know about. He thirsted to know the secrets of the world. He came to the point that he would do anything for his discoveries. I think that Equality’s motivation was good in a way that he was so eager to learn more that it motivated him to do so. But also his obsession was on the borderline of excessive. He was breaking rules and didn’t care, all he could focus on was his light and how he needed to protect it with his life. To prove this, when he brought his light to the World Scholars, they told him that they would take him to the World Council for them to deal with and that they would destroy the light. Equality didn’t care about his life, but the light. He jumped out a window and ran into the Uncharted Forest to protect his precious light. His invention had consumed him into thinking that his life didn’t matter anymore. Yes, it was a great invention and it was important but so was he. I think the world he grew up in taught him to think like this. The world told him that all that mattered was brotherhood and the great “We”. No one mattered individually and I think that’s what led him to not caring about his own

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