A summary of anthem by ayn rand

Anthem Summary

This is bad, because according to the World Council, all men must strive to be completely alike. He refuses to tell the Council of the Home where he has been. Equality accepts his street sweeping assignment as penance for his Transgression of Preference in secretly desiring to be a Scholar.

She has followed Equality into the woods. Instead of illustrating ideas, this sporadically interesting show too often delivers exposition, desperate to overexplain rather than risk a moment of misunderstanding.

Once during his youth, a man discovered it and was burned alive as punishment. While in the forest, they find shelter in a house from the Unmentionable Times. Rather than allow this, Equality takes the box and flees, ending up in the Uncharted Forest, a forbidden area outside of the city.

Equality represents a danger to them for he has the brainpower to question the moral rectitude of their regime — and the courage to stand by his convictions, even though his life is in danger.

It is also where he journals his life. Council of the Home the leaders of the particular barracks where a group of persons reside. Equality lived like that every day for four years. Equality tells us that his life as a Street Sweeper dragged on uneventfully for a few years until one fateful day two years ago.

A further point raised in this chapter, which recurs throughout the story, is the struggle of an innovator against a society resistant to new ideas. They will call themselves Prometheus and Gaea, after the characters of ancient Greek legends.

As a child, Equality wanted more than anything to be a scholar. His is proud of his invention, and of his hands that made it. Because this society supposedly has no individuals, all decisions are made by a sub-group that controls the larger group.

He discovers it by finding a glass box with wires in the tunnel that lights up when he sends electricity through it. As he prepares for sleep that night, he remembers that he is now "the Damned.

In his conscious thinking, Equality accepts collectivism, because it is all he has been taught; nobody in this society has ever heard any different ideas.

On his second day of living in the forest, the Golden One appears; she followed him into the forest. International says he would rather die. One day, while doing his job, Equality meets someone new. She had discussions about potential film, opera, and ballet adaptations, but these projects were never realized.

She is a Peasant who works in the fields. If JavaScript is enabled for your browser, you can check to see when this page was last modified. In free societies such as the United States, inventive thinkers such as Robert Fulton, the Wright brothers, and innovative architect Frank Lloyd Wright, merely face opposition from private citizens who follow tradition, but are not confronted with an all-powerful dictator who demands obedience.

Rather than report their find as they are required to, Equality insists that they keep the tunnel a secret. It seems exceptionally small to them, and when they find the bedroom, they realize that only two people lived there.

In a preface to a reprint edition of his novel, Silverberg said he had read Anthem inbut had long forgotten it when he wrote A Time of Changes. He also misses The Golden One, though these feelings are not enough to draw him back into the city. This is the beginning of the dictatorship in which humans must exist exclusively to serve their brothers and sisters.

This society believes the earth is flat, the sun revolves around it, and bleeding is a method of curing ailments.

Each student would come forward and have his profession Doctor, Cook, Leader, and so on called out by the Council. But Equality faces a collectivist state in which freethinking has been outlawed — much like an independent person in Nazi Germany or in Soviet Russia — and pursuit of new truths will result in his execution if apprehended.

Dictators know that, in a free market of ideas, their arbitrary commands will be unable to withstand logical scrutiny. The house is in the mountains, and it is full of books. Children separated from their parents and brought up by the State. The underlying principle is collectivism: The exasperated Equality seizes his light and flees the City before the Scholars can do anything, running into Uncharted Forest that lies outside the city.In Anthem, Ayn Rand shows the full reality of the ideals held by the Communists, Fascists, and their intellectual supporters.

The underlying principle is collectivism: Society is paramount, and the individual must be subordinated to its dictates. Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Ayn Rad, Ayn Ran, Any Rand, Anthem by Ann Rand, Antem, synopsis, overview, summery About the Objectivism Reference Center The philosophy of Ayn Rand, a twentieth-century novelist and philosopher, is known as Objectivism.

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