Equality 7-2512 In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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The definition of a happy ending is an ending where all the loose ends are tied up and the main characters are happy and content. The book of my choice, Anthem, fits this definition because the book concludes when the main character, Equality 7-2512, experiences a final “spiritual reassessment” and lives happily ever after with the love of his life. All the loose ends are tied up and the main character was content. This influenced his decisions and contributed to the outcome affecting the development of the character, plot, and theme tremendously.
Throughout this book, the main character, Equality 7-2512, makes discoveries and invents an assortment of technology and ideas that go against the societal normalities and are not a part of his purpose in this society. In a society full of people with a specific job and purpose for the greater good of the society, he does what he has aspired to do. He becomes a scholar and rediscovers an assortment of technologies and ideas banned from the society long ago and of chief importance he rediscovered the sense of self. Once Equality 7-2512 presents these discoveries in front of the World Council they rejected these discoveries out of fear and anger as well as punished him severely.
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As the plot continues to develop, Equality 7-2512 leaves the society after he was punished for his rediscoveries. When he leaves, his love interest grows curious and follows Equality 7-2512 on his expedition away from the society into an uncharted forest. After hiking for several days, the two discover a house in the woods that has technologies and books that contain concepts banned from the society in which they previously lived. Together they discover the sense of self as well as expand their previously limited definition of “we” and build a new life