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

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In the book, “Anthem” by Ayn Rand she explores many different topics about our daily life as human beings. One of the characters she uses to explore these topics is a young man named Equality 7-2521. Equality 7-2521 is a young man that was raised in a dystopian society on which all men must strive to be equal, but Equality is different from them. He’s got different motivations from the rest of the men that he has grown with. He’s curious about the world around him and wants to know how everything works. For him to pursue his motivations, he’ll have to do things that one else has ever done in his community. As a consequence of Equality 7-2521 continuous efforts to follow his motivations, he’ll face the wrath of the elders in his community. Equality 7-2521’s motivation is admirable in, “Anthem” since he knew there would be consequences for his actions, but he still worked hard to follow his dream. He faced the wrath of his elders for being so curious and wanting to know everything. Many of the people in this community would have stopped doing what they were doing since the elders would have told them to stop, but Equality 7-2521 is not like the other men. As a consequence of Equality 7-2521 following his motivations with such fearsome will he left his community and ran away even though he knew he would most likely die.…show more content…
What would happen if all of us suddenly stopped caring about other things and focused on following our motivations? Perhaps we wouldn’t be as self-destructive as Equality 7-2521 but rather elevate our society’s to a new pinnacle that has never been reached before. Even if we were to end up how Equality 7-2521 we would most likely be happier and more cheerful community. However, there’s always the question, “What would happen if our fate were to turn out as Equality 7-2521’s fate turned
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