The Theme Of Equality In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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Equality is such an important thing in our everyday lives. Every person is born to be different. No one is exactly like another human on this planet. Our society thrives off of each person being unique from everyone else, but still being treated equally. In Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, we are introduced to this society that has fallen back into the times of the Great Rebirth. In this society we meet Equality 7-2521 who is cursed with being different from his brothers and sisters. The World Council is in control of making of the rules of all of the societies. These rules were created to restrain individuality, to ensure an equal society. While Equality is at the Home of the Students, they repeated a pledge. Every night as they stood in the sleeping hall, the three teachers along with the students would raise their right arm and chant, “We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist …show more content…

So Equality departed from society, he ran into the Uncharted Forest with his invention. After meeting with the woman he met by the fields near his work place, Liberty-5-3000, the Golden One, they continue deeper into the forest together. Soon they stumbled upon a house from the Unmentionable Times. In the house there was a great quantity of books from the Unmentionable Times. After a few days he discovered the meaning of “I” and ideas of individualism. He renames himself and the Golden One after Greek Gods, Prometheus and Gaea. Prometheus then decides he will create a new society with his friends from the city, Gaea, and their unborn child. In this new society they would for sure have some rules in his new society. Rules that protect the people who live there from crimes (robbery, murder, etc.). Sure he wouldn’t go as far as to destroy certain words, such as “I” or “Ego”, but he would have to have some unspoken

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