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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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    Anthem Essay The ability to judge right from wrong is mankind’s defining characteristic. To express that characteristic of humanity is how someone denotes their actions to be. In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, the character Equality 7-2521 is seen writing, for himself, in an underground tunnel, alone. He remarks in the early on in the first chapter that he is sinning his society’s teaching for doing so. This is because he belongs to a socialist, collective, community where everyone must be…

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    Anthem Relationship Theme Imagine a world with everyone equal. Everyone is taught and respected the same way. You are not allowed to show love or preference to certain person or any thing. Well that's what the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is about. It is a science fiction type of book and is revolved around one to two characters. They are Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000. They are essentially rebelling against society. There are harsh and strict rules. Some of them are just ridiculous. Equality…

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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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    “Anthem” by Ayn Rand is a book from the perspective of a character named Equality about a society where everyone that lives in it is completely equal. No one is aloud to think differently than each other or have unique thoughts or talents. There are multiple rules and controls in this dystopian society which everyone has to follow. These rules exist to keep everyone under control. The purpose of everyone in the society is to work until they die and repeat the cycle. To begin, there are many…

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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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    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 gave up 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 he…

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    When it comes to writing novels, how does one decide on the name of the main character? The main character in Ayn Rand’s Anthem had two names. He starts off as Equality 7-2521, a name given to him by the society he lives in. The name represents one of the beliefs that the society worships. Later on, Equality 7-2521 renames himself “Prometheus”. Ayn Rand chose to name her character “Prometheus” because Equality and the Greek god, Prometheus, have numerous similarities. They both happen to be…

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    Anthem is a book about a controlled society written by Ayn Rand. Equality has to break free from a collective society with a controlling government. The society that Equality envisions creating at the end of the story is a society with a strong structure with heavy belief behind individualism and curiosity. A strong society with a strong structure is what Equality envisions. Growing up from birth in a controlling environment and escaping from it calls for a new society based on individualism.…

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    In the novel, Anthem by Ayn Rand authentic happiness is the one thing a person loves more than anything. The main character, Equality 7-2521 finds his happiness through the things he never thought he would. It shows that authentic happiness can appear in many different forms whether it was expected or not.This novella shows that true authentic happiness is discovering inner self, love, and freedom. Authentic happiness represents finding your true self and doing whatever it takes to get there.…

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