In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand there is a society where everyone is the same. The book starts out by introducing Equality 7-2521, a young man who doesn't understand why he can’t follow the same rules as others. In “Anthem” people were never taught the word “I” but “we” because they should not care about anyone than the people around them. In the book it explains many different characters that break the rules for their friends. Having friends, looking at girls, talking to girls is not allowed.
She had women share their experiences with delegated from different parts of the world. One of the persons was an american terry tempest williams, who took what she learned and applied the same Green Belt Movement Principles back at her home in Utah. Like Wangari, Terry mobilized her community to plant trees. By 1985 the Green Belt Movement Co sponsored many other in latin America, Asia, Europe, and Canada. Her life was filled with personal losses and defeats, but she managed to inspire not only women and men in her country but the world Thousand of trees were planted to degradation of the earth so humanity can continue to be nourished by the the natural resources trees provided.
So Equality departed from society, he ran into the Uncharted Forest with his invention. After meeting with the woman he met by the fields near his work place, Liberty-5-3000, the Golden One, they continue deeper into the forest together. Soon they stumbled upon a house from the Unmentionable Times. In the house there was a great quantity of books from the Unmentionable Times. After a few days he discovered the meaning of “I” and ideas of individualism.
Equality begins his life being considered evil by his each era and soon by himself. Learning is too easy and he wants to be challenged by becoming a Scholar, but his teachers forbid him from asking questions. He is assigned his Life Mandate as Street Sweeper for such preferences of occupation, and even there he seeks out camaraderie in International 4-8818. The life of a Street Sweeper is a home of rejects, and people who cannot conform to the reality of collectivism. Upon discovering love in the fields outside of the City, Equality feels pain for the first time, and distinguishes fear from happiness within his brother-men.
Equality 7-2521 doesn’t like what the council of vocations assigned his job for the rest of his life. He was always different from his brothers and people look at him like. Equality 7-2521 always wanted to be apart of the home of the scholars and learn more things. While doing his job equality sees an a dark tunnel that lead to thing from the unmentionable. He sneaks off to the tunnel to mess with this box that he found while roaming the tunnels one night.
Anthem is about a society that basically has no freedom for the people to do whatever they want. Everyone in the book is referred to as “We” or “Them”. No form of independence is shown, until one special boy decides it is time for a change. Both books show survival and people having to push through the struggle.
When in the course of life events, it becomes necessary for optimistic people, to terminate relations with the wrong people such as pessimists, and become independent from them, they must clarify why they shall be independent of the pessimistic world. This requires us, optimistic people, to compose our very own individual Declaration of Independence for the gloomy people to realize and figure out why we shall be and will be independent and more spirited without them. I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all confident, cheerful, basically the optimistic people are created equal, and by the will of the Creator we received our rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In order to reach these rights such as our good spirit (happiness), these negative people need to stop or fade from our lives. However, when these pessimistic people continue with their negative comments it brings us, humans, down, it just demonstrates how they wish to get everyone else to believe the worst will happen, which just ruins the lives.
Freedom is the right to do what one wants, live where he wants, eat what he wants, learns what he wants and chooses the religion in which he believes, without ignoring or harming other rights. The idea behind freedom is to be respectful and useful to our society. Freedom is important to everyone. If someone is deprived from this innate right, he will definitely feel as if he is not a respectful human being. Society is the largest and biggest loser from this lack of creativity firstly, the society rights including national security which is very important.
“We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” (Rand 19). How can an individual be a hero in a collectivist society? In The Anthem, a novella by Ayn Rand, the protagonist, Equality 7-2521 is portrayed as an archetypal epic hero. Equality 7-2521 exhibits the characteristics of an epic hero because he is capable of great deeds, he has a nemesis, and he experiences an event that leads to a quest.
Daisy Pham Language Arts Honor February 2nd, 2017 1st hour Anthem The book Anthem was written by Ayn Rand is a Science Fiction Book. This Science Fiction book would be unknown since the Author didn’t exactly give the time in the book. In the book Anthem there wasn’t any clues or hints that it took place in 1900’s or the 2000’s. Ayn Rand is a Russian-American novelist and she is known for writing books.
In Ayn Rand's story Anthem, the protagonist Equality 7-2521 has a power unlike no other within their collectivist society. One day when Equality was working as a street sweeper, he finds an old abandoned underground railroad tunnel from the Unmentionable Times long ago. This is where he conducts his experiments that fill him with pride and joy. Equality dreams how his new invention that he brought into existence can change the world, but helping mankind is not his true motivation behind his passion to create. Throughout the story, Equality's true motivation is him trying to find his inner self and his identity as an individual.
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”.
The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists is the dictionary definition of purpose. Everyday of our lives people look to find the purpose of the activities that they complete. Authors share their perspectives on life with their literature. A reader’s interpretation of the purpose of a writing can vary to the prior knowledge of a topic. The point that a writer tries to get across can say a lot about their political views.