Examples Of Conformity In Anthem

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When Conformity Takes Control
Conformity, it’s something everyone deals with, even if they do not realize it. Although, what happens when conformity takes control over everything? What if the world was stripped of individuality, no citizen has any rights to hold on to, while not being able to think for one’s self. That is an image what it would be like if everyone in the world were to conform to a restricting society. Just think of all of the advances in technology the human race has come up with in the last ten years alone. None of that would have been possible in a society where no one can go above another person's IQ level. This is the world the characters in Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem live in. The reasons that total conformity is dangerous is because individuality is not possible, no family history, and advancement would not be possible.
“‘We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, indivisible and forever’”(19). No one can be an individual, or at least that is what the government tries to convince the citizens in Anthem. If someone is not serving the whole society, what would be their purpose in living? For in a society like the one in Anthem because that would be a transgression. Although the reality is that no one should have to live in a world where they cannot be different from their neighbor or a random person they stand next to in line. ‘We strive to be like all our brother men, for all men must be alike’(19). This
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