Sin In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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A sin is defined as “an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law”. People only know what they are exposed to. Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is .......Equality’s eventual assessment of his sin is correct, he is okay with what he did.
Equality expresses himself by experimenting and strengthening his knowledge of science. He disobeys the rules of the government and tests the laws of science. He is able to accidentally create a lightbulb through his inquires of electricity.When he shows his invention to the Council of Scholars, they are unaccepting of his creativity and discard his ideas. Equality realizes that he is better than the scientific confinements of the society. He comes to the realization that “[no] single one can possess greater wisdom than the many scholars....yet we can. We do” (54). In the society, the only thing that is true is what the scholars prove to be true. Nobody is to question or find out things for themselves. Yet Equality experiments and realizes there is more to life than what he was exposed to. He starts to question his lifestyle and decides to forget the society and move on. It is through his experiments that his journey of self discovery begins.
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He reads about societies where the people are able to express their own thoughts and feelings. Equality is able to experience a free society through the characters he is reading about. After finishing a few books, Equality says that he “wept in deliverance and in pity for all mankind” (98). He finally realizes that the life he was previously living is not the way he wants to live his life. It becomes clear to him how much the government was taking from him. Equality is glad that he no longer has to be a part of a society that strips him from his independence. He starts to feel sympathetic towards all of the people in the world that have to live under the oppression of

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