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Examples Of Equality In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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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. Equality broke all of these rules and more, like building electricity. After making electricity he was locked away until he would be punished for being different. He wanted to prove what he built could be a key to the future, therefore he escaped and ran to tell someone his ideas. Once no one accepted what he built he ran into the forest. From then on Equality's lover Liberty ran away to find him. They decided together they would…show more content…
He is not allowed to put someone over others and he his didn't allow to be writing such words that others can’t read. Yet he still does it Equality was born differently and grew much taller and smarter than his “brothers” and “sisters”. In the book it says “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men, but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” This is one of the first opening pages of the book “Anthem”. In the book it is explained that people should only care about the greater good in people. They are taught to be selfless and to only do what is right for others. These jobs are here to keep order to their “perfect” society. While throughout the book there are many different characters that break the law, while only one gets caught. The laws of the land is to keep the unmentionable times, a secret and to not have it happen again. Also they have any different laws to keep some emotions from resefersing and to keep everyone
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