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    Ayn Rand Anthem Analysis

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    Anthem is a rebellious novella written by a Russian-born American novelist named Ayn Rand. The Novel Anthem is mainly about a young man named Equality 7-2521, who goes against all that he has been taught. Equality discovers information that was being hidden from him by people he had trusted. He identifies himself as “I” instead of “we” standing against all the lies that have been hidden for years. But, by the end of the novel Equality 7-2521 has changed his mind becoming very critical of the leaders of his society, denouncing them in moral terms. He is correct to do so because as an individual he has rights to be himself instead of being exactly like his brothers, which he has gone without knowing this information up to this point in his life.…

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    that most effectively reflect my ideals as an active thinker. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand has ended up being my all-time piece of literature I have ever laid my eyes on, and that is saying something, seeing how I’ve read books like Green Eggs and Ham. Ayn Rand’s work is practically overflowing with details which allows me, the reader, to get closer to the characters in the story. While the abundance of details would seem difficult to decipher, given that the book is centered on careers in…

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    During the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality changes his mind and becomes very critical of the leaders in his society by denouncing them in moral terms. At critical ages of Equality’s life he only learned of what his government wanted him to. He did not want to sin, but soon realizes it is the only way to be who he imagines. His society tries to implant, in everyone’s mind that they are all the same, but Equality explores the Unmentionable times discovering the world he lives in. He also…

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    The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand portrays what happens when the government restricts the rights of the people and how they will react. This can be seen throughout history and the world, for example, the Soviet Union, Bolsheviks revolution, Nazi Germany, communist china, and communist Vietnam. These are just some of the countless examples of some governments that tried and failed to take away the rights of the people and attempts to control them. The author attempts to show the reader what she…

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    Ayn Rand: Journal Entry 1 “I did not start by trying to describe the folks next door-but by inventing people who did things the folks next door would never do. I could summon no interest or enthusiasm for ‘people as they are’- I had in my mind a blinding picture of people as they could be. (Ayn Rand: A Writer’s Life course, aynrand.org). I had no idea that the author I chose had such a prominent and significant role in history. Ayn Rand was not only a writer, she was also a public figure and…

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    “I am done with the monster of “We,” the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood, and shame.” (Rand, 97) The story of Anthem takes place in an unspecified future time and place where freedom and individual rights have been eliminated. Collectivism, the political philosophy stating that an individual exists only to serve the state, has taken over the society which has brought many rules and controls along with it. The only concept that people know is “We” and not “I.” Equality 7-2521, a…

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    The edits and revisions of Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, strengthen the message that collectivism is oppressive and objectivism is necessary for an individual to function. Rand’s edits of diction and sentence structure assist in developing the meaning of the novella. Ayn Rand, author of the novella Anthem, utilizes diction and sentence structure in order to develop the villainy of collectivism and the virtue of objectivism. Rand’s choice of diction in the edited novella complicates and confuses…

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    The Frightening Future Darkness leads to truth. Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, focuses on a curious character who slowly discovers the hidden secrets of The World Council, symbolically named Equality 7-2521. His bravery shines as he breaks laws and creates a new invention, light. The World Council of Scholars has let him down, and makes Equality feel foolish. He uses a substantial amount of intelligence and the result is to be cut down. Equality escapes into the Uncharted Forest, which no one…

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    Does something as simple as a book have the power to change a society? Can a change of rules morph the North Korean culture into a more liberating society? Just as books changed Equality 7-2521 in the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand? As readers dive into this communist and totally controlled society that takes place in Rand’s novel, their minds can’t help but be completely intrigued by such an intense life that our main character, Equality 7-2521, is forced to live. A place where the words “I”, “me”,…

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    Ayn Rand Non Conformism

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    The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain, were all written by an amazing author who is commonly known for her radical philosophy and conceptions. This well-known author is Ayn Rand, an objectivist, or one who believes in concepts such as self-reliance or importance of the individual before the group. Rand essentially founded the objectivist movement by portraying characters within her fictional work in such a way that her…

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