Anthem by Ayn Rand Essay

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By binding a man’s body, his physical actions are limited and therefore he is now submissive and physically harmless. However, the man’s mind is still free and can still disperse his ideas and opinions into influencing others; similar to currents flying through electric wires, these ideas will spread like fire and soon large flocks of individuals will be swayed into different opinions. As these opinions gather, a powerful thought can form-the concept of questioning authority and stepping outside the conformity of society. For an absolutism authority, the questioning of power is the pinnacle of crimes because it opens the door to the challenging of authority and ultimately, the overthrowing of power. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the World Council …show more content…
By taking away Equality 7-2521’s choice of career, his work will become redundant and will offset his mental health. Without a motivating curiosity or interest, work can become a repeated bore that will cause an indifference towards all forms of education, and an uneducated population will sway like a tree in a storm to the powers of the government. The World Council has implemented an effective method of manipulation in controlling the jobs of the citizens and indirectly, the direction of their individuality. Another crucial factor in assuring the domination of the human mind is the suppression of science. The path of human development relies on the advancements in the scientific field to improve upon the conditions and beliefs held by individuals. By understanding the complexities of the sciences, people will be able to shed light on their ignorance and achieve psychological growth. Equality-2521’s curiosity led him to an undiscovered tunnel containing materials from the Unmentionable Times that held the key to scientific coup and with these materials Equality discovered the conduction of electricity. Even though Equality appealed to the City Council, telling them to “Let us throw away our

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