Symbols In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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“It is a sin to write this,” begins Anthem, and the digression of the society around him slowly falls. The argument asks if I reason about the Equality’s sins being evil or marvelous. The outtake of his decision decides his fate on the community around him, lifeless slaves being controlled by the government. So, I believe his sins are for the greater good. It shows that he is not a enslaved monkey in a science lab, but the arrogant monkey who refuses to do the tests. He shows the people around him what it feels like to be independent, and the feeling of color. Here is a quote to represent the curiosity about him, “What -- even if we have to burn for it like the Saint of the pyre -- what is the Unspeakable Word?” (Rand 57) “For this wire is a part of our body, as a vein torn from us, glowing with our blood. Are we proud of this thread of metal, or of our hands which made it, or is there a line to divide these two?” (Rand 5.10) This quote above shows that he will do anything for his invention, electricity. He will go as far as almost die with it. He will do anything, as long as it’s safe. That shows that he is different from the others, the community.…show more content…
It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone.” (Rand 1.1) So ends the end of this essay, Equality’s moral assessment in his life was worth the risk he took to be independent. His name is Prometheus, and his girlfriend’s name is Gaiea. The moral assessment was right, I think. In which right can mean wrong, and if it is wrong then I don’t want to be right. It was just him, and no one helped him get to where he is. The community may have been against him, but it didn’t ruin his morals. I give thanks to Ayn Rand for a great book and a great example , R.I.P. for your writing will always be
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