Character Analysis Of Equality 7-2521 In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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By the end of the story, Equality 7-2521 has changed his mind and become very critical of the leaders of his society, denouncing them in moral terms. Do you think he is correct to do so? Why or why not? In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521 has changed how he views the leaders of his society, and now is very critical of the leaders, referring to them in moral terms. Equality 7-2521 has changed his mind about the leaders of his society, and I think he is correct to do so. The leaders controlled his life and his actions and punished him for the littlest and immoral things. They considered his height and other differences from his brothers a transgression. Equality 7-2521 now knows what the true definition of freedom is like, and…show more content…
Equality has a new home to which he now lives free of totalitarian rules. Vocations were chosen by the leaders, and Equality and his brothers had no say in what job they were to pursue and were forced to be happy about it. “He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right.” (Ch. 12, paragraph 5 right side) “We shall never leave this house,” we said, “nor let it be taken from us. This is our home and the end of our journey. This is your house, Golden One, and ours, and it belongs to no other men whatever as far as the earth may stretch. We shall not share it with others, as we share not our joy with them, nor our love, nor our hunger. So let it be to the end of our days.” (Ch. 10, paragraph 16) Equality 7-2521 is free from his leaders and brothers, and now he thinks critically of his leaders and denounces them morally. His brothers followed the leaders with blindness, and know nothing about freedom or how to rightfully live. Their rights are taken away from them without a choice. They are forced to live in a controlled society, but as for Equality, he sees the truth and gains his rights and
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