Free In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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People in the novella, Anthem aren’t truly free like the Council leads them to believe. They can’t think for themselves, make their own decisions, or express themselves. All their days are planned out for them by the Council. You need to be able to be unique and have your own thoughts to be free. In this society, it is a sin to stand out. It is “illegal” to think anything your brothers are not thinking. They don’t even have the freedom to think what they want to think. The Council, however etches in their minds at such a young age that they are free. None of them know what it is to truly be free because they are only the Council’s version of free. No one in this society is allowed to be what they want in life. They aren’t allowed to have goals.
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