Symbolism In Anthem

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The Confined City In the famous novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, our main character, Equality 7-2521, lives in a society with highly strict laws to make sure that everyone is treated as equals and nobody stands out. If any rules were broken by anyone, they would have to face severe punishments and possibly death. Each person is assigned a job and a house by the Council of Vocations and they will work there until they are too old. Everyone must speak in first person plural, nobody can refer to only themselves. They have very many restricting laws, which include not being able to have any contact with the opposite gender. They make sure that no one can act individually, but work as a group, to make sure men and women do not have contact, except at the time of mating, and everything that doesn’t have a law is forbidden. These rules will not exist in Equality's new society. No man or woman can act as an individual in Anthem’s society, for everyone must act collectively as a group. If a man was to act on his own, he would create an identity for himself and build an ego, which is punishable by death if spoken. No man can be alone because silence is one of the best times to think by themselves. They start to create an identity…show more content…
They make sure that no one stands out and everyone is treated as equals. No one can act individually, but work as a group, to make sure men and women do not have contact, except at the time of mating, and everything that doesn’t have a law is forbidden. In the new society in which Equality is creating, he believes all the opposites. He thinks that everyone has a free will to discover, can have contact with anyone they please, and be as individual as they want. He acted for himself and that lead to him escaping from the town, and he now lives happily with the Golden one. No one should be forced to live so strictly and have little to no choice in their own

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