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Ayn Rand

Imagine if there was no electricity, no computers, no cars, no smart phones. What if there was no “I” or “you,” or anything that allowed people to stand out from one another? In the novel Anthem, Ayn Rand creates a dystopia that is true of all those things, but still proves that liberation and hope can be found among the suffering and despair. She is able to do this through the actions and thoughts of the main character, Equality 7-2521, when he finally realizes society is not what it seems to be...

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Ayn Rand Anthem

Ayn Rand’s Anthem discusses many controversial ideas throughout the book. Often times the ideas shown are extreme examples and often polar opposites. Most often the ideas used by Rand can be perceived as one is completely bad and the other good. One of the best examples of this is the extremes of caring only for the whole and the opposite of caring only for the self. Rand has extreme ideas of both of these and expresses them often in Anthem. These two ideas are the backbone for the whole story and...

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Anthem, by Ayn Rand

In Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the protagonist Equality 7-2521 begins the novella as a primitive unique adolescent, who has realized that he might be different from those around him. He feels remorse in his differences and attempts to make himself become like the others in his society. But after the discovery of the tunnel, however, he realizes that loneliness pleases him, and it becomes harder for him to deny his own individuality. Rand hoped to uncover the link between the historical figures, Prometheus...

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Anthem, Ayn Rand

Anthem by Ayn Rand is a political satire that makes one appreciate how fortunate the citizens of a country with so many freedoms, like America, are. Freedoms to choose one’s own destiny and explore the untouched frontiers of the scientific world are gifts that should never be, but often are, taken for granted. Rand’s bold novel that pokes fun at the stringent laws of communism reveals that her own political stance would be greatly supported by the first and second amendments and the policies regarding...

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enslave his body, but also destroy his mind. A man’s mind and the knowledge that a man has is his most powerful weapon. By depleting the mind of knowledge, a man cannot be in control of his own self and therefore is more easily conquered. In Anthem by Ayn Rand, the leaders and society in her book seek to accomplish control by choosing the jobs for the people, keeping the word “I” unknown, and maintaining a sense of unity from birth. In Anthem the leaders of the society in the novel, the High Council...

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Ayn Rands "Anthem"

person who they are. It can be molded into whatever one chooses it to be. It also puts you in control of yourself and guides you through your existence. Being individualized is what makes us human. We are not all the same. In the novel “Anthem” by Ayn Rand, the thought of individuality is a constant theme throughout the book. The main character, Equality, believes he is cursed by being an individual, at first. Many similarities can be found between the novel “Anthem” and the poem “Invictus” by William...

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Anthem by Ayn Rand Essay

In this essay, I will be describing the type and setting of the society in the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand. Some areas I will be writing about is the political structure, degree of technology, social relationships, quality of life, and what education is like for the main character/protagonist, Equality 7-2521, and the other occupants of the city, City (there is no name to Equality 7-2521’s city). Also, I will tell if I would or would not like to live in this society. Political structure was reduced...

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Not an Ayn Rand Essay

The fiction novel, The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand is based off of her philosophy of Objectivism. Ayn Rand defines and separates her philosophy of Objectivism into four different and distinct parts. The first part Ayn Rand explains is Metaphysics. Metaphysics is an objective reality where you only accept facts as reality and not fantasies or desires. The next part of Objectivism is Epistemology, which is reasoning by perceiving reality by using knowledge or facts as your guide. The third part is...

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Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem by Ayn Rand In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand there are many themes. These themes include love, desire, equality, freedom, and individuality. Most of these themes are all shown by the majority of the characters in the book, especially Equality 7-2521. One can see that the themes of love and individuality are very important in the novel. The theme of love is shown between Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000. The theme of individuality is shown by Equality 7-2521. Anthem is a novel...

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

| | | | [Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand] | Topic #2: Why does John Galt go on strike when the Starnes heirs take over the Twentieth Century Motor Company? Do you think he is right or wrong to start a strike? Explain. | “I will stop the motor of the world” (683) he proclaimed. These were...

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