Lack Of Education In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Utopias are Dystopias To what lengths will people go to create the “perfect” society? In the novel Anthem Equality 7-2521 (main character) lives in a society where the government controls everything from school to technology. Speaking of technology, the latest technological achievement is the candle. While the rest of the world outside of the society is way past the candle. Another weird thing about Anthem’s society is that it is totally equal…But how? The process behind total equality in Anthem’s society requires the lack of education, the enforcement of laws, and the lack of individualism. In this paragraph, the lack of education will be the topic. The lack of education in Anthem’s society is a big step in total equality. Anthem’s schools were not the best. Which was purposely done by the government. …show more content…

The laws the government had in Anthem helped achieve total equality. There’s this one word that you cannot say in the society: “there is no crime punished by death in this world, save this one crime of speaking the unspeakable word.” (Rand, 49). Anthem’s society has a law that will get you killed for saying one word. With laws like these everyone will be too scared to do anything wrong keeping the society equal behavior wise. The lack of education in this society is certainly important in the process but so is the fact that the people in the society had no individuality. This paragraph is about the lack of identity in Anthem’s society. The lack of individualism is a crucial step in total equality of Anthem. Engraved in the center of the town is this: “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one, indivisible and forever” (Rand, 19). This illustrates that in Anthem’s society collectivism is enforced. With no individualism means no I, no ego, no opinions which allows the dystopian society to flourish. Finally, it is time to wrap this essay

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