Equality does this by when he first falls in love with Liberty, he is obsessed. However, when his invention is rejected by the council, he starts to realize he doesn’t need to be in a group and in result, starts to love Liberty less. When he understand individuality fully, he becomes very selfish and doesn’t care for Liberty at all and thinks of her as an object. Equality felt he needed to be with a group and with Liberty. Through his journey he discovered that he doesn’t need to be with a group and can be independent.
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
From society being scared of it, how it was uncharted because of that, and also how someone like Equality 7-2521 thrived and became a different and stronger person from being alone in nature. The type of society that he (Equality 7-2521) lives in is very strict. He couldn’t be who he wanted to be or do what he wanted to do, because if he did then he would get punished for it. I’m sure that when he got exiled from society he was probably scared, but at the same time was relieved or curious to what else was out there. He couldn’t do much in society.
“How dared you think that your mind held greater wisdom than the minds of your brothers?” (Chapter 7, paragraph 14) said the members of the council. They did not want to believe what was in front of them because it was created on his own. As they continue to go on about their disappointment they bashed him with words, “to hold yourself as one alone and with the thoughts of the one and not of the many?”. (chapter 7, paragraph 15) The words that were coming from them showed him deny and pain. Although the members punished and refused to accept Equality’s invention, he never let that bring down his motivation.
Which means he did whatever it took to avoid the way it would died. Sometimes the characters accepted the fate because it was important to them or they just believed that it was the right thing to do. Creon’s tried to fight his fate. His fate was that everything he cherished and had pride in him was all taken away. Even though he tried to change his way of thinking, he still had no control over his fate.
It was then seen as the mug that you broke. Your breaking of the mug made way for change to occur, changes to the Igbo culture and a transition to the missionaries’ culture. The cultural changes of religion and institutions that the missionaries brought convinced many that their own culture was no longer worth saving and so they did nothing to try to stop the change from occurring; however Okonkwo still believed that the Igbo culture was worth saving but with this belief came the realization that he no longer had the power to stop such a change because the theme of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is that change is inescapable. The Igbo culture underwent much change: transitioning from a polytheistic religion of many gods to a monotheistic religion of only one god, and transitioning from a religious and community based “government” to a moral and secular based government. Along with all these cultural changes, Okonkwo went through his own change from powerful to powerless.
Equality has a different potential from the rest of the people, as one, and this concerns the Council. When worked in a group, man is more limited to his actions since everybody has to agree, but alone, a man has no limits. Equality grew up to be independent, rather than dependent (what the Council wants) and he is considered evil. To try and level his thoughts, they make him a street sweeper so that he will underestimate himself and not try to do something
Ayn Rand’s Anthem gives an interesting take on what a society without a sense of individualism would look like. The main character of this book, Equality 7-2521, struggles with his life when he wants to take off on his own path and express his personal ideas, however everyone else meets these ideas with anger and skepticism. Everyone has been persuaded to believe that everybody is equal and no one has the right to have individualised thoughts. Equality 7-2521’s thirst for knowledge helps him break out of these chains. His desire to learn leads him to branch out and explore new things, helping him form new individualised thoughts.
In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand there is a society where everyone is the same. The book starts out by introducing Equality 7-2521, a young man who doesn't understand why he can’t follow the same rules as others. In “Anthem” people were never taught the word “I” but “we” because they should not care about anyone than the people around them. In the book it explains many different characters that break the rules for their friends. Having friends, looking at girls, talking to girls is not allowed.
Private Doss refusing to take a gun into combat was very dauntless. Private Doss was called a conscientious cooperator, meaning that he knew what he was doing, however, he continued to do it because he believed that what he was doing was right. Also, due to his past experiences, refusal of a weapon meant not killing anyone. One thing he said was, “With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together” in which he was talking about how his desire was to save those people fighting for him and even some of the people that were trying to kill him. (Gibson) This leads to another good quality which is desire to want to see change, but not just any change.