Freedom, Identity And Happiness In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Anthem was written in 1937 by Ayn Rand. The story is about a young man, Equality 7-2521 who is appointed to sweep the streets and he finds a tunnel that sets off his curiosity about the unmentionable times where he invents a light bulb. Ayn Rand expresses many themes in this novella such as: freedom, identity and happiness. The government controlled the population by brain washing the people and enslaving their mind and making them think rebellion is wrong. The government influenced the people into thinking that being curious or being smarter than anybody else is sinful. Therefore, they brainwashed people into thinking that learning is evil and that made people believe that everyone should be the same. “So we fought against this curse. We

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