Role Of Collectivism In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Ayn Rand, in her book, Anthem, chose to argue the most intense version of collectivism against the most extreme form of individualism. While her actions seem bold, her writing style fits this story very well. The setup of her novel was difficult to understand, however it portrayed the main character’s feelings and actions well. It helped the reader understand the main character’s frustration with collectivism. It The main character of Anthem makes many daring decisions throughout the novel. He deliberately disobeyed several serious laws, including having preferences and thinking himself better than others. While these seem like perfectly tolerable actions in the modern world, Anthem’s societal standards strictly prohibit such behavior.
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