Conformity In Anthem By Ayn Rand

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Conformity- behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. When does conformity go too far? In Anthem by Ayn Rand people conformed out of fear. Everyone in there society has to be the same skill level, same intelligent and same physical attributes. People are given numbers at birth. People are also assigned jobs that they can not reject. Equality who is the main character does not follow the rules and is rubellus. He meets a girl that is just like him who he calls the Golden One. He make electricity and shows it to the highest people in there world, and they think it is evil. He gets sent to prison ,but he escapes because there were no locks on the doors. He goes to the forbidden forest. The Golden One finds him ,and they find a house in the mountains. They find all new things that they don't know what it is. But Equality plans to get his friends from the town and start his own society with his rules. Social conformity goes too far when the people do not have a choice for anything.
First reason is that they are given a number at birth instead of names. They are given a number so they are just a object and can’t be different. Equality likes this peasant girl and since she does not have a name Equality makes up a name that represents her, “We call them the Golden One. But it is a sin to give men names which distinguish them from other men.” (page 41) This shows that people can not be special with names. Equality is breaking the rules by giving her a
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