Individualism In Ayn Rand's The Road Not Taken

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“We strive to be like all our brother men, for all men must be alike” (Ayn Rand, Anthem). If everyone is the same no one can be superior, no one will believe they are better; because once someone believes they are better than others they are harder to control. For any dictator to stay in power they need to be in total control of their people; and children are the best and easiest of individuals to mold their minds into what the dictator wants them to believe, think, and do. Our government tries to do this with our people, by telling them what they want to hear.
In the book One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Mcmurphy thought he could leave whenever and that he was only staying there for a little time. What he didn’t know is that the doctors are going to keep him there until they think he is better, mentally stable. This is kind of like our government which they say stuff on which we want to hear but in reality it's the exact opposite. The individualism is very alike in the poem as well, in the poem, “The Road Not Taken” it says how the person takes the road that is basically untouched by anyone which shows that he's all by himself. The poem also shows that on what he decided to do changed his life completely, ”I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” This is the same in the book because Mcmurphy choose to act the way he did and to be cocky and doesn’t have anyone else he's in this hospital by himself and has no family.
This also shows in the film,

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