Losing Individuality In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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How could losing individuality affect a society? The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand is about a guy named Equality 7-2521 who is trying to find himself in a society where everything is controlled and different. Later, he finds himself even though he will have to go through many obstacles to get there. The process behind losing individuality in an Anthem’s society are in forcing strict laws, brain washing of their citizens, and removing of family. The Anthem society in forcing of strict laws made it easy for everyone to lose their individuality. The in forcing of strict laws made it easy for people to lose their individuality because it starts to take away the uniqueness from an individual. Equality 7-2521 looking at Liberty 5-3000 stated “For men are forbidden to take notice of women are forbidden to take notice of men”(Rand, pg. 38). This is an example of strict laws because it shows how controlling the government is over the society. The strict laws shows how much power the government has over the people. Not only is the in forcing of strict laws made it harder to have individuality, but also the brain washing of their citizens. The Anthem’s society brain washing of their citizens was an easy way to remove their individuality. In Anthem the society brain washed their citizens into thinking their societies way of life was…show more content…
The removing of family in Anthem’s society made it a way in making sure there was no type of love of feelings. Equality stated, “Children are born each winter, but women never see their children and children never know their parents” (Rand, pg. 41). This is a cruel way of removing of families because the government takes away the parents child and separates them where family is not even a thing. This is an example of the society making people individuality because they don’t have a choice. The removal of family made it easy for individuality to not
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