The Theme Of Equality 7-2521 In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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In Anthem by Ayn Rand we follow Equality 7-2521 as he goes against social customs to rediscover electricity. He knows that this is a sin because he is merely a street sweeper and isn’t worthy of being a scholar. Equality 7-2521 commits other sins as well, he shows favor towards International 4-8818 and Liberty 5-3000 even naming her the Golden One. After showing his rediscover to the World Council, Equality 7-2521 is disregarded for only the scholars are worthy of innovation. Before he can be fatally punished Equality 7-2521 flees into the Uncharted Forest, and is saddened because he knows that he will never see the Golden One again but also thankful for she deserves better than the Damned. The next morning he finds that the Golden One has followed him and no longer wants to live trapped but to be free with Equality 7-2521 whom she calls Unconquered. As they travel they discover remnants of the Unmentionable times, Equality 7-2521 rediscovers “I” and names himself Prometheus. Equality 7-2521 vows to never let anyone again, he also vows to return and save…show more content…
In Anthem affection, the Transgression of Preference, is considered wrong and loving equally all of your brothers and sisters is the only way to happiness. It’s very different in Tris’ world, except that marriages must be within your faction members of society aren’t told that it is wrong to love someone because they are a transfer. Equality 7-2521 loves Liberty 5-3000 for her genetics but for how she believes in him and that she believes there is more to life than what they have been taught. Tris also finds love with her initiation trainer, Four, who helps her in physical training and assisting her in hiding her divergence, by practicing in his fear simulation. Tris has a hard time letting go of her loving family and faction, and loving herself. Tris’ being with Four is more than loving him for their attributes but rather and extension of one’s love for
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