Anthem Reflection

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Ayn Rand has written one of the most envious books I’ve ever read. Ironically, she was capable of catching my attention and keeping me questioning what specific event was going to happen next. There were countless reasons for me to enjoy the extreme manifestation from beginning to end. First of all I liked the flow from collectivism to individualism, secondly the meaning behind the story was phenomenal, and lastly the importance of the words “I” and ”we”. For those reasons it has encouraged me to like the book and the various ways she wrote it. Ayn Rand was able to go through the story and gradually transform collectivism to individualism which was spectacular. She was able to make it so at the beginning, it was straight collectivism, slowly developing into individualism. I genuinely like at the end how individualism is the key aspect to the story; how “equality 7-2521” is able to discover himself and who he could be. He states “I wonder, for it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word "I," could give it up and not know what they had lost”(page 96?). Through this quote I like how it tells how…show more content…
Ayn Rand gave a valuable descriptive moral for the book anthem; on being yourself and not being organized as a group. Accoringly being able to know where you belong you must learn who you are and that you aren’t forced to be just like everyone else. “The word which can never die of this earth for it is the heart of it and the meaning and the glory.. The sacred word : EGO” (Pg 105 Anthem book) Furthermore, that quote helps support my reasoning considering the fact that it TELLS you virtually the meaning right there. Talking directly about how their ego has its rise and falls. But also talks about how all through the story your “ego” grows to be able to know yourself more. They were able to lift their ego and become 1; having been better connection with one
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