The Importance Of Rules In Anthem, By Ayn Rand

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Ever since the beginning of civilization, we the people have created standards and rules that regulate our actions throughout our daily lives. These rules are completely unique to us and the harshness or strictness of each rule varies among the type of person. For example, a person that is conscious of their environment and takes caution throughout their life will have rules regulating the types of activities that they participate in because of their personality. However, a person that is very relaxed and laid back will have less rules about what not to do. Rules have a very important impact on a person’s life. Rules should keep stability in a society but also allow for the citizens within that civilization to have their own freedoms. In a novella written by Ayn Rand, the society in which the main character, Equality 7-2521, lives in is completely encompassed is rules and regulations that keep him from separating himself from the rest of his society. These rules and regulations serve to provide an equal basis on everything from when a child is born to when he/she dies. In Equality’s society, the primary reason of these rules are to regulate an individual’s time to find and know their identity. These rules force the citizens to live with the company of…show more content…
It 's obvious that his creation will not have those rules which limit an individual to be like everyone else. I believe he will completely dispose of those uniformity laws and any law which infringes upon an individual’s personal privacy and property. After being tortured for trying to be different for so many years, it is apparent that he wanted to get away from it and live his life for himself and not for his “ brothers”. All of these rules would go against everything that he went through to get to where he is

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