Essay On Society Vs. USciety In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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30 October 2015 Anthem Society V.S. United States Society Imagine living in a society where people had to live on a routine and do everything exactly the same each and every day, having no rights, not being able to bond with each other, just one big schedule. In Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, is a story about a young boy named Equality 72521 who is different than the others in his society. He has a gift and isn’t able to share it with others because he can get in trouble; it is a crime to think of yourself as different also known as a transgression. There are several ways to explain how the United States society is different than the society in Anthem ; modernday U.S. society is much more progressive than Anthems society because of ,marriage,individuality,…show more content…
“Children are born each winter, but women never see their children and children never know their parents,” (41). This quote explains that once the child is born, the parents never see him or her again. Next, sexual contact is prohibited in this society unless told to by authority by the government, which only permits it for self procreation (41). Also, in Anthems society, people cannot be an individual. They all are the exact same and have to run on some type of schedule. When children Anani 2 are born till the age of 5, they are sent to live in the House of Infants with all the kids born in that same year. After the age of 5, the kids are sent to the Home of the Students for 10 years of learning however, men must learn until the age of 15. After, they go to work until the bell rings for bed (2021). Another example is that their is no socialism or interactions with others, “we were locked in the cellar most often,” (20). The kids all have the same mindset like not being able to play with each other or have the ability to interact with opposite genders. Lastly, everyone in the society had to be the same. “We are nothing. Man kind is all,” (21). The

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