Although it evokes emotions of resentment from the Council, it remains a milestone within Equality’s evolution. Similarly, Equality revolutionizes his sphere of philosophy. As he broadens his once narrow scope of the world and allows his imagination to wander, he realizes that the brotherhood is not as divine as it is praised to be. While devising the birth of his new society, he figures that because of the “worship [of the word “We”], the structure of centuries collapsed...whose every beam had come from the thought of some one man…[who] existed but for [his] own sake” (Rand 102). It is due to the endurance of collectivism that success is impeded and the “beams” that are supposed to support the monument of society instead “collaps[e]” under their own cause.
He now has proof before his eyes that he really is an individual and that he does not need anyone. Equality is starting to understand the word I. As I stated in paragraph two the uncharted forest symbolizes freedom, discovery, and a new life. Although it comes across as a scary place, it's somewhere where Equality can be himself. Once you enter, you're free, no one will chase after you.
The Ego of Equality We are told today in society's teachings that being an egoist is a fallacious act. The book Anthem by Ayn Rand is the story of one man fighting for individuality in the collectivist society he lives in. It depicts Ayn Rand's philosophy against a collectivist society and supports more freedom for all men. The book advertises the way Ayn Rand believes society should be and promotes happiness for everyone “And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to an end.
Society in both Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem and in today’s world has given negative connotation to egoism, but to Prometheus, the protagonist, it is holy. While his entire society believes that having an ego is related to evil, Prometheus challenges everything he is told and discovers and defines himself as an egoist, giving a new meaning to the word. Through events along his journey which confidently affected him, Equality achieved pride in himself and his accomplishments. Much like his so called brothers, he too was once brainwashed by the collectivist community surrounding him. His first step towards escaping was his discovery of the tunnel where he felt safe from this society; where his mind was not
Throughout the novel, through the discoveries, the challenges, and the persecution, our hero perseveres. He stays true to one person - himself. His individuality allows him to persevere and diverge from the collectivist society. He will go on, to achieve greatness, and create a better world. A better world which holds one word of utmost importance, “The Sacred word : EGO” (Anthem
In this letter from Lord Chesterfield his son we can say that Lord Chesterfield wants his son to learn similar qualities like his such as helping them out. Rather then it being something to annoy them. He wants to help them, if they listen. He just wants to lend out a helping hand. The rhetorical device makes the letter even stronger and leaves a stronger impression on the
He renders into the Uncharted Forest believing that no man would follow him here in which he uncovers the unknown that the Great Rebirth has hidden away. Before long, the Golden One accompanies Equality 7-2521 in his awaited journey to find a home that contains the long lost manuscripts and books that he presently reads. This results in him to rename himself Prometheus and brings the plot to a close with himself finding his true identity and what he has always believed to be a curse to be a gift that helped him to unveil the long lost word
He is the one, put in the book to break all the rules and bring the life of knowledge and ideas back to where they belong. At first Equality felt awful for many of the things he had done for example; “each night […] we, Equality 7-2521, steal out and run through the darkness to our place.”(35), but sooner or later it didn’t matter much to Equality anymore. When Equality worked in his place (a dark hole in the ground from the unmentionable times) he worked on a box that made electricity when he finished it he brought it to the home of the scholars, who rejected it. This was the last straw for Equality and that’s when he lost it; “You fools! You fools!
Equality is something people want till people actually have it. Equality often limits a person’s abilities and disables to do something for themselves or inspire themselves. Equality's, the main character in the book Anthem, the primary motivation is proving that he is smart enough to become a scholar. Equality has a right to be motivated in this way since he believes that he can help the society so he is giving into the collectivism. I think that if everyone was motivated in this way, there would be a more progressive society where people sought to improve themselves and society at the same time.
I understood why the best in me had been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins. I understand that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man not the sense of truth within him.” Equality realizes what the importance of his “curse” was that the thing he called a curse was a desire to learn and achieve knowledge. The great “We” was a monster that did not let him move forward but now he was finally free. Most importantly we see that Equality realizes that even if they had lashed him nothing could kill his spirit he was independent he was different. Equality realized that he had never felt guilt because his sins were never sins he wanted to know the truth but the monster of “We” had always wanted Equality to know the
Since, he was a kid, he 's wanted to know about life and its meaning. He had searched for meaning in life." It is my will which chooses, and the choice of my will is the only edict I must respect." This demonstrates that he now realize that he is the meaning in life. He is overcome with the emotional experience of his understanding; he has the right to risk his own life.