The Importance Of Individuality In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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I am, I think, I will Throughout one’s life, they have specific rights and freedom that no one can take away. The privilege to choose, learn, discover, feel happiness. Nobody can assess which job is ideal for you, how to learn or to what extent, nor can prevent you from appreciating pride, disclosure or interest. No one can determine who to pick for your companions or loved one nor they have the right to appraise you how to act or what to think. In this novella “Anthem” written by “Ayn Rand”, the main character Equality 7-2521 challenges and tries to overcome all the conflicts to discover his individuality. The narrator had several diversions and aversions in the society. Despite the fact, there are a significant number of reasons, the explanations …show more content…
The transgressor dared to use the unspeakable word and brought that word back into the premises of the society. Moreover, he was the martyr for the word “I”. He influenced Equality in a very strong and powerful way. Equality 7-2521, in his young age, witnessed the transgressor slaughtered at the stake. He watched the brutal and horrifying situation where the transgressor was killed in a terrible way. This made him curious about what the unspeakable word could possibly be. Equality, in his curiosity, says that “What -- even if we have to burn for it like the Saint of the pyre -- what is the Unspeakable Word?” (2.57) He was desperate to know what that word was because instead of seeing pain and sorrow, he saw joy and pride in the transgressors’ face. During the flares, the transgressors’ eyes wandered the crowd and ceases on the young Equality, signaling him out for consideration. He acknowledges Equality’s attitude, the eagerness and the fearless gaze.The transgressor recognizes the same spirit of individualism and sets him aside as the subsequent brave soul who has the ability to re-discover the unspeakable word and to bring it back into human language. Equality tries to comprehend that the Saint of the pyre was trying to heed him, seeking to convey some valuable knowledge. The transgressors’ death is an element of foreshadowing. He foreshadows the suffering and the exile …show more content…
The society wants its people to think as a group “WE” rather than the god’s word “I”. The Homes have strict rules that are regulated by the State. They teach and reinforce certain roles and rules. Additionally, they expect each one to follow them without raising any questions. They keep every single person under their control which prevents them from choosing wrong-doing paths. Equality understands his responsibility and carries out the same attitude till something exciting happens that changes the setting of this novella. During his young ages, he was more astute than his fellow brothers and had outward differences for which he was regularly reprimanded by his teachers. He also had a keen interest in exploring an extensive variety of things. As a result, he wanted to become a part of the Scholars who developed everything in their society and whatever that they are unaware of, does not exist. When it was his turn to go to the Council of Vocations to get his job, they punished him and did not encourage his knowledge. They assigned him with the job of Street Sweepers and so Equality’s wish was not satisfied. Uncovering of the tunnel prompted the revelation of electricity. He tarried in the tunnel and used his time efficiently in writing journals, performing scientific experiments and reading manuscripts that he has stolen from the World of

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