Gender Differences In Ayn Rand's Anthem '

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“It is a sin to write this,” so begins Anthem. But by the end of the story, Equality 7-2521 has a different moral assessment of his action. Do you think Equality’s eventual assessment of his sin is correct? Why or why not? Explain with evidence from the story. Imagine living in a world with you nothing made you unique. In Anthem by Ayn Rand, that is how Equality 7-2521 has lived his life. The society had thought of Equality as an outsider because his physical appearance was different from his brothers. “There is evil in your bones” (18). For his entire life, Equality has been frowned upon his physical and intellectual differences. All Equality has known from himself is that he was an outcast to the society. As many people feared Equality’s differences, they told him lies. Equality’s assessment of his sin is correct because at the end of Anthem, Equality now sees his so called curse as a gift and plans to show the society how it is a great thing to be different. “We were born with a curse.”(18) Equality is gifted with knowledge and curiosity but through his life, people have taught him that he had a curse because he wasn’t…show more content…
(21) As Equality ages his superior knowledge is frowned on. He fight his so called curse and pretend to not understand what the teacher are teaching him. Equality is told to listen to the Council of Vocation and respect their decisions even though they are not fair. As to be predicted, Equality wishes to be apart of the Council of Scholars. It would be expected with Equality’s experior knowledge, that he would be place with the Scholars, but that is not what happened. The Council of Vocations feared the Equality was much smarter than any other man and that he would disrupt the peace in the society. With the Vocations unfair accusations, they assigned Equality as a Street Sweeper. To surprise this will pay a major part in how Equality’s final assessment is

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