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    With a hard stance for negative rights Leonard Peikoff claims that universal healthcare is not only unjust but immoral. In the article “Healthcare is Not a Right” Peikoff goes on to state that universal healthcare takes away peoples overall rights of freedom. When focusing on the Declaration of Independence Peikoff argues that the only negative rights people have as Americans is the right to have life, property and the pursuit of happiness. This means that the right people are obligated to have are ones they can provide for themselves through hard work. By following these rules of conduct they can earn what they want without taking someone else’s rights away, unless they agree to help on their own accord. Without these rights their freedom…

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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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    How would you react if someone controlled your entire life? Your job, thoughts, spouse, home, everything! In Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, this is exactly the case. Throughtout the book Equality tests his limits and eventually gets caught. However, he runs away and finds the Uncharted Forest. Equality laughs when he remembers that he is “the damned” because he is now able to be curious and to prefer others. In Equality’s society the government chooses his life mandate. The government puts…

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    The phrase “rules were meant to be broken” has held true for rebellious teenagers throughout time. But what if breaking the rules meant death or banishment? In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, the protagonist Equality 7-251, lived in a “utopian” society. This society had many rules and inhibitions implemented in it in order to prevent individuality and selfishness and promote collectivism and unity. After Equality escapes into the forest, he sees himself creating his own society. The society…

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    Connor Boldt Mr. Storsveen Prep LIt and Comp. 1 November 2017 Anthem Essay I’m myself, not a label ( John Bunner). In this quote he means that don’t be put as a label and be who you want to be. Nobody can make the decision for who you are, you have to shape that. This is like Equality 7-2521, he doesn’t get to be who he wants to be. He is forced to be who they want him to be. He is not himself he is a label. In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 portrays his identity through…

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    Many times throughout the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 goes against the rules and regulations of his community. In the final chapters of the novel Equality 7-2521 finally goes against all of the laws and runs away from the community. Although he goes against rules in his community, it brings out the best in him. Throughout the entire novel he progresses and changes into the characters he has become in the end. Equality 7-2521 learns many things including self worth, individuality,…

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    Equality vs. Society “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s good”(Young). This quote states that you need independence and individuality to be good, and that is exactly what Equality demonstrates. Anthem was written in 1938 by Ayn Rand who is from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Many novels first words have a huge impact on the entire story, this is especially true in the novella Anthem. “It is a sin to write this.” The opening line of Anthem suggests in the society there is a…

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    In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality sacrificed his relationships, reputation, and citizenship in order to achieve wisdom, freedom, and individuality. His determination illustrated that immense sacrifice is necessary to stand up for individual beliefs and to attain happiness. When he left his community, Equality sacrificed his friendly relations. He left behind those that he worked with such as International, one of Equality’s best friends, and Union, who was familiar to Equality even though…

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    In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, the society is orderly, simple, and “equal.” The government has forced everyone and everything to be the same. Now, instead of speaking as an individual, they speak as one. People are forced to say “we” instead of I, “us” instead me or “ours” instead of mine. Throughout the course of the text, the theme of Relationships has progressed and developed in many ways. In the beginning, Equality 7-2521 loved his brothers, just as they love him. Before they go to…

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    The Rules of Collectivism Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, who migrated to the United States in 1926. Ayn Rand used objectivism throughout her novels, which is a philosophical belief that makes one’s individuality look wrong. Ayn Rand told the Soviet authorities that her visit to the United States would be short, but ever since then she never did return to Russia. The most autobiographical of her novels “We the Living”, was based on her years under Soviet tyranny. She published the…

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