Ayn Rand's Anthem Analysis

292 Words2 Pages
The novel “Anthem” by Ayn Rand was a short heartwarming story that was set in the future presumably after World War 3. In Anthem the society uses Collectivism; they live in groups and put the group above individuals. These people live similar to an ant colony their only purpose for existence is for the overall good of the whole. With this being said, people are not to see themselves as anything more than part of the group. They do not know the word “I”, and they aren’t allowed to be their own person. The rulers of this society do not allow any individual to think freely. Characters often refer to themselves with the first person plural "we" instead of "I." This use of language can be confusing but is essentially to the
Open Document