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Thesis For The Book Anthem

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Anthem Essay

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” — Ayn Rand. In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, it is questioned whether she went too far with collectivism and individualism, some may say that she didn't go enough. Others say she went as far as she needed to. She went as far as she needed to, the right amount. She gave a sense or reality, sometimes things are taken advantage of, and what being stripped away from your own thoughts do to you. In her book The Anthem, she helps bring these thoughts to life. With a society that is not allowed to be themselves. They do …show more content…

People weren't aloud using I/You, it was either us or them. They did not have names other than Equality 7-2521 or things such as that. The harsh reality makes people reevaluate of how spectacular it is to have our own thoughts. “The sacred word: EGO.” ( Anthem Ayn Rand. Pg 105 Paragraph 2). It shows how sometimes our own Ego pushes us to what we desire. That all he wanted was to be a scholar, so he kept trying to change what they made him be. He went against it for his own personal desires.” For freedom of man. For his rights. For his life. For his honor.” ( Anthem page 104 paragraph 2). The reality of how amazing it is to have freedom, free will, and right to choose. It all seems more real looking at it from this …show more content…

That it makes the world better and have more control over people. Yet that's the thing, if you control people, they aren't really themselves. Yes it's good to give and serve, but it's also good to stick up for yourself and not get pushed around.”Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievements of one’s values.”-( Ayn Rand.) Your values are your wants, desires. If one cannot choose what they desire, or try to achieve it will they ever get their true happiness. In the book people state they are happy to support and work for their brothers. Service has been great yet at one point it is good to support yourself. People are selfish and do not deserve to be stripped away from what makes them,

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