How Does Ayn Rand Show Opposition To Collectivism

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Equality 7-2521 tries to persuade them to listen to him, telling them that he gives them "the power of the sky" and the "key to the earth." The scholars respond, saying, "What is not done collectively cannot be good” (Rand 73). Ayn Rands anthem shows opposition to collectivism through the topics, selflessness, family, and invention One way Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism is with selflessness, for example “Men never see their own faces and never ask their brothers about it, for it is evil to have concern for their own faces or bodies” (rand 61). Individuals in the dark ages are not allowed to see their face or bodies because that would reinforce sense of individual self. Only others can see what they look like, they exist only for others. Ayn Rand dramatizes the importance of individualism by saying in a society of collectivism, it’s a sin to know what your face and body looks like.…show more content…
Children are born each winter, but women never see their children and children never know their parents” (Rand 41). No families here; "society" raises the children. It’s a sin to love one brother more than another, you have to love everyone equally. Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism through family, because you can’t fall in love, get married or even see your kids. Lastly, Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism is with inventions, for example “what is not done collectively cannot be good” (Rand 73). Equality worked on the box alone and because his brothers do not agree with him that they don’t like the new invention. Only those assigned to the home of the scholars are allowed to make inventions. Ayn Rand dramatizes the horror of collectivism by showing how it’s a sin to have your own thoughts and
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