Community Identity In Ayn Rand's "Anthem"

1060 words - 4 pages

The author of this text is (Ayn Rand) and she has written the book called: “Anthem,” it describes what it is like in a society when all People are not “free” to control themselves. No love or friendship is ever shared between any of the groups of people- no feelings whatsoever. Doing what ever you like as long as it is legal and no one gets hurt makes freedom from living in a free society.

In this story, Ayn explains a group known as, Equality 7-2521 where the word “I” has no meaning and everyone is told what to do by a council of scholars.
In this society, you can not do things alone where everything is done together with someone else and it goes against what the people believe in to do something alone. In this world you can not do whatever you like because everyone does the same as you- what you are told to do and if you disobey, things go wrong.
In our world today, everyone is exceptionally emotionally, physically, and mentally different, but nothing is ever the same.

Equality 7-2521 can not assure themselves that all will be well and nothing will go wrong, but they can only hope that rules will be obeyed and everyone will get along with each other. If you live to be free then you do not have to hide anything from anybody, that way you are neither sneaky nor shy. “We” do not always tell everybody everything and we have our secrets, but that is okay because we still have our freedom and continue living our ...

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