Anthem Essay Contest Prometheus realizes that his “sins” so to speak were really what set him free. They were his freedom; they helped him break free of his chains of captivity, and this scared his society. People often fear what they do not understand; consequently this led to his society wanting him dead. When he finally sees all that he has achieved in his so called sins he realizes that the true sin was mankind’s captivity through the word “We”. Prometheus strived to learn more, and advance in his knowledge, which led him to realize the reason for the house of scholars’ refusal. They were afraid of advance, they were afraid of the only thing to set them free, individuality. Individuality, as Prometheus soon comes to understand, is what makes society function as a whole. When each person thinks for themselves they achieve their own accomplishments and pay their own debt to society. He sees that if each person does not make their own unique and significant contributions to their community, then that community will never move forward. Once he reaches the top of the mountain he sees all of the possibilities, and all of the unexplored realms of the world, when he realizes his thirst for knowledge was what kept him going through the toughest time in his life. Society did not want to move forward, therefore causing Prometheus to be banished from his own society. They feared what progression had to offer, change. Change is the corner stone of advancement, and society usually regards change as a threat. Their fear is what kept them in the dark, and when someone stepped out their fear chased him away. The society was driving itself toward extinction. Where Prometheus scavenged for any form of advancement, his society searched to destroy anything that progressed technology in any way. Prometheus spends much of his time in the underground tunnel where he finds that in his solitude he make more progress than his society has made ever. He has come to understand that he has the power to create. In his society people are based on merely their characteristics, and are ridiculed and punished if they aren’t normal. Prometheus is smarter than most in his society which is why he is dumbfounded when he is put to work as a Street Sweeper.
In the book Anthem, Ayn Rand promotes her ideals of human nature by creating a society in which individualism and wisdom are sins. All men are similar to their fellow brethren and no one is better than the other in any way. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521 struggles in this world as he questions the belief of collectivism that his government enforces on their people. In the Bible, there is also the man named Adam who went against the rules of God and gained wisdom. Equality was born…
Anthem Essay The Street Sweeper
In the book
by Ayn Rand
why do we think the Council of Vocations
assigned Equality 72521 to be a street sweeper in the society? Is it an error,
incompetence, or a more sinister motivation because Equality is very different from
everyone else and has very great potential? Is it just because the Council of Vocations
is scared of his potential and what he could bring to the society during the future…
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…
Grade 10 English, Period 4
February 20, 2013
Anthem Contest Essay
As Prometheus says, “To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.” In Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, a man struggles to become free and to fight the masses of conformity. Throughout the novel, the story shows human nature and the want to gain all the knowledge of his mysterious society. An anthem is a sacred composition set to words from the Bible. This may have significance with the title Rand has given the book by paralleling…
How does our society treat independent thinkers? Are independent thinkers, daring
innovators, and entrepreneurs applauded?
In the twentyfirst century here in Massachusetts in the United States creativity is
definitely encouraged. Individualism has never been emphasized so much in this culture’s
history than it is today. In
Anthem by Ayn Rand
, individualism and creativity is frowned upon.
Being singular in the world of Anthem is actually a crime so serious it may result in a death…
Honors English 1
18 March 2014
In Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, Prometheus and all of the men are tied together through a collectivist, panoptic government that bans non parielness in every form, thus leading Prometheus to believe those who have not deviated from this totalitarian society do not deserve to observe the bewildering wonders of the world because of their collectivistic views. Prometheus desires to show the glass box to the World Council…
In Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem, Equality lives in a world where every individual is viewed as a whole group. However, Equality beings to realize how unusual he is from his brothers. Equality comes to an important realization that he is different from his brothers, the physical capability that he holds within himself, and the independence he gained from escaping his society.
When Equality was in the Home of the Students, his Teachers and himself always knew he was different from everyone else. For instance…
Power plays essentially comprise all levels of human interaction, from the totalitarian political world, to the private world of personal relationships. Through Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare demonstrates the interplay of self-centered manipulation amongst the Triumvirate, intertwined with Cleopatra’s vicious, manipulating sexual power play, which controls and distracts Antony from his desires, in term disintegrating his military prowess. Similarly The Hunger Games, directed…
Anthem- Chapter 1
1. A) The book Anthem is set in a collective society. In the main character’s world, people are obligated to say collective words just to prove that believe in what they are told to believe in; however, these people are to act as if they wholeheartedly believe that without anyone’s influence. In the society that the people live in, their political structure, degree of technology, social relationships, quality of life, and education are backwards, in comparison with our society…
1. I would not really want to live in the society of Anthem, because I couldn’t show my individualism, love and compation. In that type of society I wouldn’t be able to show my gifts and favorite hobbies.
2. The life expectancy is so short because, after forty they become useless so they don’t waste medical supplies on them. After forty five they only live until they get a disease and die of natural causes.
3. It was condemned because, they were told to think each other…