Prometheus was Taught Against Himself in Anthem by Ayn Rand

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During Prometheus’s life, Prometheus was told that how he was and how he lived was sinful. All his life, Prometheus tried to change himself and his ways, for he had an independent mind. Because of this, others also tried to change him so nothing would change the society. Prometheus realized that he was taught against his true self. Meaning that he was taught to say “We” instead of “I”. Prometheus soon came to an understanding of himself. He now understands that what is known as his sins and transgressions are what is best about himself. His knowledge of things were his sins. “It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick” (Rand 21). This quote tells you that Prometheus’s knowledge was greater than his brothers. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t be like his brothers. “We tried to forget our lessons, but we always remembered. We tried not to understand what the Teachers taught, but we always understood it before the Teachers had spoken” (Rand 21). Prometheus’s knowledge grew when he left the Home of the Students, even thought there wasn’t much left to learn. But Prometheus found a way to expand his knowledge farther when he came upon a discovery. Prometheus’s discovery were tunnels from the Unmentionable times. Dicovering this tunnel led to Prometheus’s new knowledge. Soon, Prometheus experiments down in those tunnels with what he finds when being a Street

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