Thursday, May 26, 2011

Anthem by Ayn Rand

     The book Anthem by Ayn Rand is a very complex book.  It took me a while to understand but once you get into it, the message and the story is undeniable.
     Anthem is about a man who, literally, has no name, no individuality, no way to recognize himself.  And the worst part is, every person in this book is like that.  They live in a society and time where the word "I" literally does not exist.  They live for eachother, and only their brothers, are never allowed to be selfish or even think selfish thoughts ever because the punishment is death.
     But one man invents something dire to the human race, something that has been taken away from humanity.  The only problem is that he wasnt supposed to invent it, wasnt supposed to try to be smarter than any other man.  So he tries to find a way to present it to the public, and when he does, he cant deny that it is a brilliant plan.  But when he tries it, it doesnt work so well.
     I would reccomend this book for everyone because it shows the important of individuality, pride, and, sometimes, selfishness.

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