Themes Of Light And Darkness In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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In Anthem, the author Ayn Rand represented light and darkness in many ways. Generally, darkness indicates evil,misfortune,ignorance, or sin and light indicates good, knowledge, or forgiveness. The author used these concepts to portray strength and power which overcomes an ignorant society. The main character Equality7-2521 was curious,different, and he wanted more knowledge. Those questions that he had he eventually answered them himself. In the novel, darkness signifies the society. The people aren't allowed to do anything without "their brothers", they can't be more intelligent than anyone else, which displays ignorance amongst each individual person. "It took 50 years to secure the approval of all the councils of the candle" (74), represents
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