Anthem By Ayn Rand: An Analysis

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Equality 7-2521 has evolved into a person of his own throughout the story Anthem by Ayn Rand and in Ayn Rand’s “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?” , she explains aspects of being judged and doing the judging which can be compared with the situations that Equality 7-2521 experienced. I believe that he is correct for changing his mind and denouncing leaders of his society’s moral terms. I think this because everyone in his previous society were forced to be uniform and Equality 7-2521 had a special something inside him that opposingly forced him to differ with all of his fellow men. With the advice that Rand’s short essay provides, I believe that Equality 7-2521 would agree with her. Equality 7-2521 and Rand’s short…show more content…
I believe this because of the existence of so much judgment among Equality 7-2521’s fellow men. They believed it should be a certain way of living and completing conventional tasks which was absurd and irrational. “The moral principle to adopt in the issue, is: Judge, and be prepared to be judged.” stated by Rand. I feel that Equality 7-2521 wanted to escape this concept. The motive powers of his fellow men were to keep everyone as single-minded as possible which led to the many rationalizations of Equality 7-2521’s distinctive ways. Equality 7-2521 lived as an outlaw in his society, which fortunately set him apart from the rest of the population. “It is obvious who profits and who loses by such a percept.” stated by Rand. Equality 7-2521 obviously was the blessed mortal when compared to the cursed ones that did not think to step outside that crowded, vacuous box that authority had them held captive in. Judging and not to be judged was the main point of Rand’s short essay. I think that she explains the way of life through judgment, which accommodates Equality 7-2521’s life story. In conclusion, I feel that Equality 7-2521 is absolutely correct for the decisions that he made. He had a distinctive way of doing things and a unique perspective. Equality 7-2521 was in fact a rational man while constantly being brought down by the
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