Equality Revealed In Anthem, By Ayn Rand

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Smarter than any of his other brothers, Equality rapidly starts to realize what his cities council is trying to do to take away his rights as a human being. This short novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, a man by the name of Equality 7-2521 was a more intelligent than his other brothers in the community, and he was not content with sitting around letting the council try to brainwash everyone else, so he breaks several laws in the process of trying to discover new things that the council is trying to hide from him and his brothers. The council was not aware of these things and they were not going to let him try to do anything against them. To try to prevent anything detrimental from happening, they assigned him the job as a street sweeper where he couldn’t use any of his quick-witted mind against them …show more content…

In school, most of the boys in the classrooms aren't as intelligent as Equality and his teachers recognized this. In this community it is a major sin for one the be smarter than his brothers, or different in anyway. "It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different than our brothers, but evil is superior to them." (Rand 21) This Quote is showing that For being so much smarter than his other brothers, Equality is found as a sin and when the council hears about this they immediately try to give him a job to where he can try to revolt against the council. Everything that the council does to try to prevent Equality from doing anything bad to them in the end makes him want to find out more about what they are doing and why they are doing this to everyone in the

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