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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 bed…

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    No one should ever feel as though their judgement is repugnant based on what had happened before. If they do not learn through physical or mental ways. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem, Equality changes his mind and becomes critical to the Leaders. He is right because he does not want no one to be judged the way he was. In “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society,” (also by Rand) is not agree able with Equality. The article is not what Equality would go with because he does not want no…

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    Sitting in the busy hustle and bustle of a Friday Night in Columbia Mo. is ARTlandish Gallery, a small art gallery that allows local artists to showcase their work for the college town. ARTlandish has taken full advantage of the impressive art scene that Columbia boasts, and it has done so in the form of First Friday. ARTlandish sits in the middle of Downtown Columbia, snuggled in between a couple buildings and overlooking E. Walnut Street. ARTlandish has been in Columbia for six years, and…

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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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    Ayn Rand's Objectivism

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    Ayn Rand’s “Objectivism” emphasizes individual achievement and rejection of responsibility to others, a philosophy that aligns rather well with the ideas of many of today’s emerging adults, as described by Christian Smith, but would certainly face significant scrutiny by Robert Bellah for its near-anarchism. While Rand’s proposals are somewhat radical in comparison with modern American society, the similar views of today’s youth may indicate an imminent change, or in the least emphasize the…

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    Jack Eller Ms. Roemer Aice – General Paper 17 September 2014 Anthem Essay Test Aside from very rare exceptions, in the society portrayed in the book “Anthem”, citizens show little to no opposition to the government that overrules them. They show no curiosity, greed, or need for self-motivation; they complete tasks given to them for their entire lives, without questioning themselves or what they are told. In a dystopian world like the one described, members are taught to believe in the…

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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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    Anthem is a dystopian society novel written by Ayn Rand. Its content thoroughly introduces the philosophy of human nature. Our main character, Equality 7-2521, lives in a futuristic time called the Great Rebirth where everyone lives in a society with collectivism as the backbone. Citizens have no rights but exist solely for the state. This establishes the main theme of this novella— individualism versus collectivism. Equality 7-2521 does not feel the guilt in committing crimes against the State…

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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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    Anthem Comparison

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    Anthem is a short dystopian novel originally published in 1938 by Russian-American author Ayn Rand. As with many of her stories, in Anthem tries to convince the reader of the importance of individuality and the danger of the collective. It describes a grim future where many of mankind’s scientific advancements have been lost and the concept of the individual is absent. This novella was later adapted for the stage by the director of the Galax High School theater group. Despite bearing many…

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