Equality 7-2521 In Ayn Rand's Anthem '

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This essay will be discussing whether or not the character Equality 7-2521’s assessment of his sins towards throughout of the book he’s from, Anthem. His assessment (that he doesn’t care about his sin, as it was decided a sin by a government he sees as immoral and corrupt) is in my opinion, correct. This thought stems mainly from the fact he documented his thoughts throughout the book, and the documents could potentially inspire other people to do the same thing he did, which Equality would probably like.

At the beginning of Anthem, Equality feels ashamed with many actions of his, specifically calling many of them evil, sinful, or a “transgression”. ( ”It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down …show more content…

Ever have the Teachers and the Leaders pointed to us and frowned and said: "There is evil in your bones, Equality 7-2521, for your body has grown beyond the bodies of your brothers." (1.5) ), et cetera. This shame is mainly because of different things that government workers had told him. The government in Anthem strongly believes you need to be working for the good of all of society constantly.(And if you are not needed by your brother men, there is no reason for you to burden the earth with your bodies. (1.20) …show more content…

The similarities are incredibly obvious (It’s almost as though she wrote it that way on purpose, am I right?), from the use of familial terms (which were used constantly in communist propaganda), to the uncompromising/tough language government material uses (this was also used a lot in communist propaganda). I feel like saying Ayn Rand wrote it that way based on her own negative experiences in Russia is a bit of an understatement honestly, because the parallels are so clear. Besides that, though, that’s it,

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