The Theme Of Individualism In 'Anthem' By Ayn Rand

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“We.” The all powerful and inducement word that controls the lives, actions, and thoughts of everyone in Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem. Everyone is controlled to worship this word, but Equality 7-2521 has realized differently. After finding a secret tunnel from the forbidden ,Unmentionable Times, Equality 7-2521 has found himself beginning to create his own knowledge even though it is forbidden. As his knowledge increases, he begins growing and changing as a person. Throughout the book, Equality 7-2521 begins finding his own, individual self. He sees his reflection and notices how different he is, and discovers, the word “I”. With new refounded hope from his new son his wife,The Golden One, had, he begins envisioning a new world of individualism. Therefore, the controlling rules of this past life would be not included in Equality 7-2521 new world of individualism.…show more content…
He alone was born with a curse that caused him to be different than his brothers (Rand 20). Equality was smart and for this he was lashed. “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… And we were lashed more often than all the other children (Rand 21-22). Everything he did was different and this was against the laws of The World Council. Everyone had to be equal, “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” (Rand 19). To Equality 7-2521 this was his life, but secretly he knew more, more than anyone ever knew. The Unmentionable Times had left a secret tunnel and here Equality would push his knowledge and thoughts to learn new things. Here he discovered a power so great it would not only change the future but Equality

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