Ayn Rand's Anthem: Comparing The Book And Movie

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What genre of literature would you say teens are into the most? Turns out teens tend to turn to dystopian societies, now do you know why? Teens these days are just getting darker in all types of ways one of the ways they are getting darker is they are starting to enjoy darker genres of literature and movies. One of the ways to show you why they can relate to these stories is by talking about the movie The Giver based off the book by Lois Lowry directed by Phillip Noyce and the book Anthem written by Ayn Rand. Now teens these days like dystopian societies and one reason is because of how they can relate to them and for there darker nature. Now, the book Anthem has many traits that teens can relate too, one way is to give you a quote from the book. In the book Anthem there is a repeated quote that has a huge impact on the teens that read the story this quote is. “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men, but only the great WE” Rand pg 19. What this quote is stating is that everybody in this society is the same and isn’t allowed to be different. Teens can greatly relate to this because school is a place where they are all expected to be in the same boat, with all the same grades, and the all the same things we…show more content…
This quote from The Giver is an amazing way to show you this. “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid” Noyce. What this quote explains is that the protagonist feels horrible for all the people who don't fit in. Now teens can relate to this very well because even being pushed to be the same most teens feel different than everyone else, this is not always a bad thing either, but when they feel “strange and stupid” as the book says it’s not very great. This is an extremely great way to show you why teens find this genre interesting, but that's not all of the reasons
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