Individuality In Ayn Rand's Anthem '

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Tohniiya Yazzie per 1 Be unique in your own way, do not let other people tell you what to do. Anthem is a dystopian society. No one thinks for themselves, and there is no individuality, everyone has to think like a group. The leaders are called Council of Scholars and they tell everyone in the society what to think and do. No one is allowed to be different, and everyone is supposed to be the same, which is expected to make the society equal. Despite government regulations, Equality’s individuality and intelligent characteristics combined lead him to rediscover the lightbulb. Equality’s intelligence is first step to rediscovering the lightbulb. Equality is intelligent, and his teachers dislike him for being intelligent. Equality said “The learning was too easy… The teachers frowned when they looked upon us” (Rand 21). This quote explains that Equality is without a doubt smart, and this is why his teachers disliked him. He is disliked by his teachers because everyone in the society is supposed to have the same knowledge and keep at the same pace. Equality’s intelligence is first step to rediscovering the lightbulb, but there is another step. Equality’s individuality is the second step to rediscovering the lightbulb. He has his own individuality, and his individuality is what makes him …show more content…

His characteristics combined helped him rediscover the lightbulb. Equality said, “We found strange boxes with bars of metal inside, with many cords and strange little globes of glass on the walls; they contained threads of metal thinner” (Rand 54). This quote explains that Equality found a box of lightbulbs with his characteristics. He has two striking characteristics, and both combined helped him rediscover the lightbulb. Without his characteristics combined, he would not have rediscovered the lightbulb. Due to Equality’s characteristics, he rediscovered the

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