The Giver And Anthem Analysis

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The popular novella Anthem by Ayn Rand heavily influenced the beloved novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. By saying Anthem heavily influenced the novel The Giver, that indicates that the two share multiple similarities. Ironically, it almost seems as if Lois Lowry copied the ideas directly. Anthem and The Giver are similar in that they both take place in futuristic settings. In The Giver it is easier to realize this because they have referenced future technology that we do not have in our universe yet. However, in Anthem it is slightly more difficult because in Anthem no one can possess materials, so they cannot reference any technology. You only know it takes place in the future because of the geography. Old roads, abandoned buildings, and grimey subways that inhabit the city. Moreover, Anthem and The Giver are akin in that all of the citizens of both societies are assigned careers. In Anthem, Equality 7-2521 is assigned placement as a streetsweeper.…show more content…
In The Giver, everyone is allowed to have a family unit. Jonas lives with his father, mother, and sister. Despit that none of them are related they still have a close relationship with each other. In Anthem, however, Equality 7-2521 has no family. No one in the society is allowed close relationships. Equality 7-2521 lives in a group home with his “brothers,” who are not his brothers.

Another difference between Anthem and The Giver is that although in both societies jobs are chosen for the citizens, the government chooses their jobs by specific different statistics. In Anthem, jobs are chosen at random. They do not consider an individual’s talent or gift for a certain career. In The Giver, the government looks at their citizens individual potential and talents and chooses the job they feel is best for them.

In conclusion, I have spoke about how Anthem and The Giver are vaguely similar, yet different in their own unique
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