Anthem: A Dystopian Fiction Novella Ayn Rand

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Anthem: A Dystopian Fiction Novella  by  Ayn Rand

Anthem: A Dystopian Fiction Novella by Ayn Rand
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A Dystopian Fiction NovellaAnthemBy Ayn RandAnthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark ageMoreA Dystopian Fiction NovellaAnthemBy Ayn RandAnthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics.

Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.Equality 7-2521, writing in a tunnel under the earth, later revealed to be an ancient subway tunnel, explains his background, the society around him, and his emigration.

His exclusive use of plural pronouns (we, our, they) to refer to himself and others tells a tale of complete socialization and governmental control. The idea of the World Council was to eliminate all individualist ideas. It was so stressed, that people were burned at the stake for saying an Unspeakable Word (I, Me, Myself, and Ego). He recounts his early life. He was raised, like all children in the world of Anthem, away from his parents in the Home of the Infants, then transferred to the Home of the Students, where he began his schooling.

Later, he realized that he was born with a curse He is eager to think and question, and unwilling to give up himself for others, which violates the principles upon which Anthems society is founded. He excelled in math and science, and dreamed of becoming a Scholar. However, a Council of Vocations assigned all people to their jobs, and he was assigned to the Home of the Street Sweepers.Equality accepts his profession willingly in order to repent for his transgression (his desire to learn).

He works with International 4-8818 and Union 5-3992. International is exceptionally tall, a great artist (which is his transgression, as only people chosen to be artists may draw), and Equalitys only friend (having a friend also being a crime because, in Anthems society, one is not supposed to prefer one of ones brothers over the rest). Union, they of the half-brain, suffers from some sort of neurological seizures.However, Equality remains curious. One day, he finds the entrance to a subway tunnel in his assigned work area and explores it, despite International 4-8818s protests that an action unauthorized by a Council is forbidden.

Equality realizes that the tunnel is left over from the Unmentionable Times, before the creation of Anthems society, and is curious about it. During the daily three hour-long play, he leaves the rest of the community at the theater and enters the tunnel and undertakes scientific experiments.



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