Review Of Ayn Rand's Anthem

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“Reading a good book is like taking a journey.” by Emma Gulliford. I believe in this quote because a book is supposed to grab your attention and never let go. The book, Anthem, is just that, a book about a young man named Equality 7-2521 who lives in a collectivist society, not allowed to do or even think on his own. He must save himself and the ones he love from his horrifying society. The book, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is an amazing book. In the book Anthem, the author examines a terrifying future where individuals have no name or identity. A young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, to the point where they don’t even know words like “I”. Everyone lives and works in collective groups. All aspects of daily life are dictated by councils. When Equality 7-2521 is assigned to a job as street-sweeper, he rebels against collectivism by conducting his secret scientific research of how life used to be. He…show more content…
In the controlled society depicted in Anthem, love between two people is illegal. When the main character, Equality 7-2521, finds himself in love with a woman, Liberty 5-3000, he doesn 't really know what to do. Yet in the end, his love for Liberty 5-3000 does overpower all of his other emotions and feelings, and pushes him towards rejecting all that his society has taught him. The same thing happens to Liberty 5-3000, too, who eventually chooses to place her love for Equality 7-2521 above everything else. Although, Rand’s writing captures the reader easily because this is written as sort of a collection of thoughts from Equality 7-2521. Rather than a story, the writing can be almost like a pile of jumbled thoughts put together. However, the way it was written worked for the book; as you see through the character 's head, and were able to experience and read his thought process as he examined himself as a community of people to finding himself as an
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