The Soul Of An Individual In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Every person is unique and have their own opinions on certain topics. In the novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, she talks of the struggles of an egotistical individual with greater curiosity than his society allows. This man, Equality 7-2521, creates the invention of electricity, and instead of being applauded, he is condemned. He struggles through the various rules and laws of his society, for he is completely different from all of his brothers. In an excerpt called “The Soul of an Individualist”, Rand elaborates on the idea of an individualist, and allows the reader to get a better view at how passionate she is about one’s self. The correlation between the two pieces stress the importance of being one person and not relying on the opinion and restrictions of others. The victory of Equality would not have been possible without his struggles and his drive to be original, which is represented in both Anthem and “The Soul of an Individual”. To begin, Equality 7-2521 had numerous complications in his life, all caused by the harsh environment of his society. The restrictions and controls all went against him, resulting in a difficult time for…show more content…
He fought for his independence throughout his entire life, from the House of the Students to his refuge in the Uncharted Forest, and finally obtained his desire. However, Prometheus did not want to keep the treasure of individuality to himself, for he wanted to share his gift with the brothers he had left beyond the forest. Although he was victorious, he strove to involve his old society in the wonderful feeling of freedom from collectivism, making this his new goal. Ayn Rand portrayed the concept of individualization perfectly through the deep elaboration of both her dystopian novel, Anthem, and the excerpt from “The Soul of an
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