Anthem Essay

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Anthem Essay

In the book Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, uses syntax and diction to show how with knowledge and new emotions, Equality gains complex thoughts that cannot be expressed in the language of the Anthem society in order to show the power of language.
When Liberty suddenly says, “We love you” to Equality, it triggers one of his newly found emotions for Liberty. Equality gains complex thoughts that couldn’t be expressed because of his Anthem society vocabulary. Equality replies to Liberty, “We are one… alone … and only… and we love you who are one… alone… and only, then said, and we felt torn, torn for some word we could not find.” This proves that Equality couldn’t express what he wanted to towards Liberty because of his Anthem society vocabulary. Throughout the story, new knowledge and emotions, will allow Equality to gain complex thoughts that cannot be expressed in the language of the Anthem society.
When Equality reads the first book, he discovers the word, “I”. The new knowledge of the word I helps Equality gain complex thoughts, that change his life views. Equality said,” Neither am I the means to any end other may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a bandage for their wounds. I am not a sacrifice on their altars.” This shows that Equality, with the knowledge of the word I, gained complex thoughts. As the book progresses, the new knowledge and emotions of Equality’s, helps him gain more complex thoughts.
By this time in the story, Equality continually learns more and more. This will make him gain the highest level of complex…