Declaration Of Independence And Anthem Analysis

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Individuality After reading both Anthem and the Declaration of Independence, one can see how different our world is compared to the one in Anthem. The Declaration of Independence, was created to give everyone the right to be their own individual. While in Anthem, their society was made to make everyone the same. The Declaration of Independence was made for everyone 's pursuit of happiness. The people in Anthem have everything picked for them whether it makes them happy or not. Both Equality and the people who created the DOL were looking for ways to free themselves When reading Anthem you see how different their society is. People living there are almost robots. In the book all men are created equal, yet the counsel took it to the extreme. The people of Anthem, are not allowed to have individual traits. “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One indivisible and forever.” They take it as far as saying “We” when referring to themselves. The Declaration of Independence was created for the exact opposite. They wanted their citizens to be their own individuals. “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are…show more content…
The society of Anthem and the society of the Declaration of Independence, were both under rule of someone they did not agree with. The US citizens were under control by the British and the people of Anthem were under the control of the council. The Declaration of Independence was made to break America from British rule. “When the people fear the government there is tyranny: when the government fears the people there is liberty.” (Jefferson) When Americans stopped fearing the British government, they were able to overcome them. In Anthem, Equality realized he wasn’t happy with the world he was living in. “My happiness is not the means to an end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is ites own purpose.” All Equality ends up caring about is his happiness and if he has to go against the council he doesnt care
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