Equality Exposed In Ayn Rand's Anthem

710 Words3 Pages
In the story “Anthem” by Ayn Rand their society is much different than ours is today. They had many strict rules in which Equality broke. He was punished for his actions but escaped into the uncharted forest, one of the many transgressions you could commit. He then was planning to create his own society with Liberty and save many of his friends. I believe Equality’s society will be much different. I don't think he will adopt many, if any of the rules of his old land. Throughout the story, from the time he was a small child, he struggled to conform to the rules of his society. He never managed to be like the other children, despite his multiple efforts. He was taller than others so he tried to slump down and he had a quick mind so he attempted to…show more content…
He was going to get the people who were not completely defeated by the rules. He wanted to show them the words “I” and “ego”. This was the biggest transgression you could commit, although he didn't care. Equality came to the realization that this society that they had been living in didn't benefit the people. He knew that they never really were equal despite all the rules. He tried to conform to the society as a child but never could. He came to find that people should have their own individuality and learn to think for themselves. He knew the rules that they had previously had were wrong. There are many reasons why I think Equality will not adopt the rules of his old society. Throughout the story he is struggling against the rules. Furthermore, he tries to conform but simply cannot. He then realizes that it's okay and even good to be your own person. He wants to show people how to think for themselves and fight for what they believe in. In his society they will be able to do the job they want and create things. These are a few of the big rules in his old society, all of which he is
Open Document