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Human Rights Violations In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is taking place in the future. Equality 7-2521 found a tunnel and is doing experiments in it and one day falls in love with Liberty 5-3000. Later in the novel he fails to return to the home of street sweepers and got questioned where he was, but he did not answer. So, they took him Palace of Corrective Detention where they whooped him, but he still did not say anything and so he got sent to jail. He later escaped and tried to show his experiment to Home of the Scholars. They got mad he escaped and made something he should have not. So, they said he was going be put to death, but he ran into the uncharted Forest and liberty 5-3000 followed. They found a house that was there before the great rebirth and later claims to one day fight back for freedom. It relates to human rights violations because they get a lot of their right taking away. They cannot pick what they want to be when they grow up, they can not love, and they basically can not do anything the council does not approve of. Here is some evidence human rights…show more content…
In the novel people can not decide what they want to be or there education. In the book it states,” “So we wished to be send to the Home of Scholars...oldest did not move as they said “street sweeper””(page 25-26). In other words, He wanted to go to Home of Scholars and learn further on, but the Council sent him to the Home of the Street Sweepers. People also have a right to pick who they will marry with it is stated in human rights. In the book however people can not love in other words they do not even know what love is. In the novel it states,” we were still holding our lipto there hands...We raised our head and stepped back. For we did not understand what had made us do this and we are afraid to understand it”(57-58). In brief, Equality 7-2521 was holding her face and they both stepped back, and they did not know what made them do
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