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The Importance Of Equality In Anthem Ayn Rand

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Equality was a creator his mind had driven him to science he had his own mind, his own strength, and his own courage he was independent, he was brighter than the rest. Standing alone in a modern world ruled by the suppressed government he faced the world alone. In a world where being intellectual was a severe sin he possessed gifts unlike no other that were despised by the government: intellectual and psychological strength. In a world where free will was not allowed and any form of diversity was punished by the authorities. Here we find Equality on a path of self-discovery and independence.
Equality 7-2521 can free himself from collectivism because he was independent. In the novel Anthem Ayn Rand makes us comprehend that Equality had and inner struggle and
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“We were born with a curse. It has driven us to thoughts which are forbidden. It has always given us wishes which men may not wish. We know that we are evil, but there is no will in us and no power to resist it. This is our wonder and our secret fear, that we know and do not resist.” (Rand 18) Equality had not been born with a sin he had a desire to learn and seek knowledge. “We loved the Science of Things. We think that there are mysteries in the sky and under the water and in the plants, which grow.” (Rand 23) “And questions give us no rest. We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. But we cannot resist it. It whispers to us that there are greater things on this earth of ours, and that we can know them if we try, and that we must know them. We ask, why we must know, but it has no answer to give us. We must know that we may know.” (Rand 24) “So, we wished to be sent to the Home of the Scholars. We wished it so much that our hands trembled under the blankets in the night, and we bit our arm to stop the other pain which we could not endure. It was evil, and we dared not face our brothers in the morning. For men may wish nothing for
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