Summary Of Anthem By Ayn Rand

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True Purpose Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, is a glorified story about an individual trapped in a damned society. Prometheus is regulated by tacky and cruel laws and rules, but he is trying to find who he is and what his real reason in life is; not just what his city tells him to be. I believe these rules and laws exist because Ayn Rand wants to show the evils of collectivism. The Council controlling the city wants to create a world where everyone is treated exactly the same, in every way. The true purpose, I believe, is that The Council wants to show an expectation of a perfect person. At the end of the novel, Prometheus invisions a society he wants to create. I believe he will not have any of the rules in order to discover individualism for…show more content…
It shows them an expectation of such a perfect person. They were created so that one human wouldn’t visualize they were more than their brothers or sisters. Although, Prometheus did not let that stop him. He was aware of his sins and the laws he was breaking, but that only fueled his adrenaline. In the novel, Prometheus starts writing in his journal, which he knows is a sin. He was informed since his childhood that he was different and he was determined to show himself who he was. He also continues to steal candles so that he can see to work on his invention is a tunnel he found. The tunnel he found was from the Unmentionable Times and no one is to presume to have knowledge or interest of such. Prometheus also steals manuscripts from The House of The Scholars. All of this leads to an invention of a lightbulb. He displays to The Council of The Scholars hoping that his invention would change the world. The Council of The Scholars did not appreciate Prometheus’ invention for multiple reasons, not just that it was also illegal for individual…show more content…
This does not last long. Prometheus escapes and runs into the Uncharted Forest. I believe he did this because he came to a realization of life and how it is not shown truly by the society he is in. Life is not constant and the security he thinks is inhibiting him from escaping to a world of freedom is all a hoax. Prometheus escapes in order to create such a society of freedom and self-liberation. I do not contemplate Prometheus’ society will have any of these rules. I think this because if he wants individuals to succeed in life and have the right to creativity then he would not limit the citizens to
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