Ayn Rand's Anthem Essay

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Ayn Rand's Anthem

Ayn Rand's Anthem shows us her view of our world united under what seems to be communist rule. For example their view of right and wrong; which Anthem portrays is a system of very strict rules which mainly make sure that everyone is involved in a collective role within the society in this system no one is considered an individual or that they can even think as an individual.

From the day that Equality 7-2521 were united as one they have been considered freaks, because they were all about six feet tall and looked down upon by the other groups within the society. After their schooling, Equality 7-2521 were sent to the "Home of the Street Sweepers" and there they were assigned a certain sector of the city to keep
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One day while doing their street sweeping duties they discovered a tunnel. They thought the tunnel was from the "Unmentionable Times."
Equality 7-2521 would sneak away to their secret tunnel everyday when the town citizens were at the town meetings. Equality 7-2521 would steal scrolls and supplies from the House of Scholars, they studied and learned lots of new, different, and exciting things.
As a result they came up with great ideas and inventions which hadn't been thought of before. They discovered the hidden energy within metal and made light with specific metals. Equality 7-2521 soon learned to hate the society's rules and started rebelling against them. On several occasions Equality 7-2521 communicated and held conversations with Liberty 5-3000 which is forbidden under their society's rules.

One day when Equality 7-2521 was studying in their tunnel they lost track of time and they didn't notice that the sand jar which they measured their time with had run out. When they returned to the House of Sweepers they were questioned of where they had been, and they wouldn't tell where they had been at the time so they were sent to the House of Detention. They escaped and brought their box to the World Council of Scholars in hopes of being forgiven of their crimes and being accepted with the scholars but the scholars rejected and with that it humiliated them. Equality
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