The Theme Of Equality 7-2521 In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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When you are in a relationship, you need to care about the other person for it to work out. Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel Anthem illustrates that you need to worry about yourself and only yourself. Throughout this novel, Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 fall in love but Liberty slowly falls away to become a slave of some sorts for Equality. The relationship between the Golden One and Equality 7-2521 is a one sided relationship because when you first meet the Golden One she is an independent woman. By the time they are alone together she starts to act like a servant to Equality, and by the end of the book she has completely lost her personality and she doesn’t have a say in the relationship.
When Equality 7-2521 first sees Liberty 5-3000 he
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When Equality runs away into the Uncharted Forest he finds that the Golden One followed him so they could spend the rest of their days together. “We have followed you,” they said, “and we shall follow you wherever you go. If danger threatens you, we shall face it also. If it be death, we shall die with you. You are damned, and we wish to share your damnation.”(82) When Equality netures off into the Uncharted forest, he learns that Liberty followed him. In this scene, Liberty states that she is willing to follow him wherever he goes. She wants to suffer what he suffers and if that is going to be death, she will go through if it’s with Equality. By this time, they want to find new names. To truly be themselves as a couple, they need to get rid of their old names. Liberty becomes the the Golden One. “They approach us and stop, laughing, knowing what we think, and they wait obediently, without questions, till it pleases us to turn and go on”(85).While they are walking around in the Uncharted forest, Equality stops for a break. When the Golden One sees him looking at her, she stops to let him look. She knows not to say anything and Equality chooses when it is OK for them to go on. Already the Golden One is on her way to losing her personality. She knows not to ask questions for Equality is the one in charge. When the Golden One and Equality move further into the forest, the Golden One is losing her independency …show more content…
When they find the house deep in the Uncharted Forest, Equality declares that,“We shall never leave this house nor let it be taken from us… it belongs to no other men as far as the earth may stretch. We shall not share it with others, as we share not our joy… nor our love, nor our hunger. So be it to the end of our days.” (91,92) In this part of the book, they find a house and Equality makes the decision to stay there for the rest of their lives. He never asks the Golden One what she wants to do, he makes the choices all on his own. But since the Golden One has lost her personality and independence, she would be fine with anything that Equality desires. “Gaea is pregnant with my child. He will be taught to say I and to bear the pride of it. He will be taught to walk straight on his own feet. He will be taught reverence for his own spirit.” (100) Equality refers to the child as his own personally. He doesn’t stop to think that it is the Golden One’s kid too. This is one sided as well because he talks about the child as a “he” when it could be a girl just as likely. If the child did end up being a girl, Equality would probably treat her the same way he treats the Golden One.
The relationship between the Golden One and Equality is a one sided relationship because the Golden One goes from a completely free thinking mind to a mind with no thought or personality

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