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The Pursuit Of Happiness In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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“For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it” (Rand 95). At this point in the story, the main character, Equality knows that he is capable of achieving his own happiness. In Anthem written by Ayn Rand, Equality lives in a collectivist society, which he slowly starts to realize that he does not belong in, and evolves from. Ayn Rand’s philosophy is objectivism, where she believes a man must achieve their own happiness. She expresses her philosophy through the character, Equality and she criticizes collectivism through her dystopian society. In Ayn Rand’s philosophy she believes that men should be able to obtain their own happiness.
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