The Character Of Prometheus In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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An egoist is someone who believes that self-interest is a foundation of morality. An individualist is someone who doesn’t feel the need to dependent on others, is independent. Prometheus isn’t an egoist, because his morality isn’t based off self-interest. He most likely thought that the word was “holy” was because it defines as self. Towards the end of Anthem, he states “I shall call to my friend who has no name save International 4-8818, and all those like him, Fraternity 2-5503, who cries without reason, and Solidarity 9-6347, who calls for help in the night, and a few others.” Which concludes that he’ll go back and save those who aren’t being properly treated by the society itself. If Prometheus was an egoist he wouldn’t have thought of getting the others immediately.…show more content…
It is the whole secret to their power- that it was self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-generated. A first cause, a fount of energy, a life force, a Prime Mover. The creator served nothing and no one. He lived for himself. And only by living for himself was he able to achieve the things which are the glory of mankind. Such is the nature of achievement.” Egoism and individualism go hand and hand, individualism helps egoism by helping the individual gain independence and egoism helps individualism by helping the individual gain self-interest. By gaining independence, Prometheus or Equality, created his first invention which was electricity and by gaining self-interest he was able to conduct it and finish it. After he admired his finished project, his immediate thought was to show it to the World Council at the Home Of the Scholars at their annual meeting. To help his brotherhood
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