of the Stage Adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Novel Anthem | NEW ROMANTICIST
a Photo & quote for the short novel Anthem by Ayn Rand (my favourite book ever)
Ayn Rand was a Russian- American novelist, known for works such as The Fountainhead and the novella Anthem. She studied history and philosophy at the University of Petrograd. Eventually, she left her home in Russia for the United States. Russia Before Rand left Russia for the United States, communism settled in Russia
In this classic novel that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values.
Anthem by Ayn Rand (Full Text with Annotations)
SparkNotes: Anthem: Plot Overview
In this classic novel that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values.Can you imagine what it would be like to be exactly the same as the man next to you? No standards or principles in life. No opportunities or freedom. No ambition or passion. This describes the society in Ayn Rand's novela Anthem. The people in the society have no will or desire to do anything in life, because they aren't going anywhere. Their jobs are determined by what they are assigned to do, not by what they are best suited for, or what they desire to do. In a society such as the one in Anthem, equality of men is most important, and everything else is secondary.There are few different themes emerging from the novel The Anthem by Ayn Rand. One is the desire for individuality and the importance of the individual thinker. Another is the control of the collective thinker; the fear of a group of people controlling all individual thinkers and solely creating collective thinking. A third is the concept of martyrdom. Equality7-2521 is willing to give up his life in order to be an individual. This concept of martyrdom and Equality 7-2521's sacrifice as a martyr is above all the most valuable idea towards an individualistic thinking (theme 1) . Lastly the theme of creativity and the individualistic imagination which shines through in Equality 7-2521's creation of the light bulb.In Rand's novella Anthem, it shows what life would be like if we had a society that was all about equality of all men. Over time the world would turn into a place that has backtracked many years of discoveries and inventions that are suitable for the needs that people in the world have today. After reading the novel, an individual would see that equality may not be what this world needs. What this world today needs is the individuals who take a step beyond what everyone else is doing. Maybe if everyone in the world chose to be different and go beyond what the average person was doing, the world would be different today. Maybe it's not equality that the world needs, but more people who choose to be different, and take a step further