Though it is forbidden for men and women to speak to each other, he initiates a conversation with her. We are to give its goal, its highest meaning to all this glowing space of rock and sky. She's named him the Unconquered. She loves Equality 7-2521 because he is different from most men around her. Rather than report their find as they are required to, Equality 7-2521 insists that they keep the tunnel a secret. Equality believes the tunnel is from the Unmentionable Times of the distant past. He is able think, create and defy.
On his second day of living in the forest, the Golden One appears; she followed him into the forest. His decision to discard his given name shows his frustration with his society, his unwillingness to be held back among the masses. Rather, he's doled out to be a Street Sweeper - that is the place society needs him. ? Equality 7-2521 represents the superiority of a singular intellect to the homogeneity of the masses, who cannot think for themselves and are indistinguishable from one another. ? It seems to say it has great gifts to lay before us, but it wishes a greater gift from us. He produced a primitive light bulb. Seeing that mainstream magazines would publish , she decided to try submitting Anthem to them.
The similarities have led to speculation about whether Rand's story was directly influenced by Zamyatin's. Throughout his life, he is true to his own mind, never a blind follower of the state. So let's get to know this guy a little bit better, starting with his number one passion: science. Anti-communist journalist gave a mixed review in , saying it had appeal, but its dystopia was not believable. Equality 7-2521 will not surrender his creative work no matter the degree or variety of difficulties he encounters. Repression of creativity and individualism are a perfect way to inhibit social change.
He regrets his differences and tries to bring himself into conformity. He is able to think with some degree of freedom. This culture has regressed to conditions reminiscent of Ancient Greece and the European Dark Ages. These men are comparable in that they all contributed to the study of electricity during the Age of Enlightenment, a period famous for its celebration of and achievements in science and philosophy. When he was younger, Equality 7-2521 says, he used to get in more fights with the other kids than he should have.
This makes him extremely dangerous. And if that's how Equality 7-2521's relationship to science works, it could work the same with the other components of his happiness too. And the greatest of these is freedom. ? If they had accepted his ideas Equality would have been?? He presents this discovery to the World Council of Scholars. What's interesting is that Equality 7-2521 never gives us a reason for reaching the conclusion that his own happiness is all that matters. That's the other thing about Equality 7-2521 that makes him a classic Randian hero — he's an unrepentant egoist, and he's eager to make us unrepentant egoists too.
Continuing his scientific work, Equality rediscovers electricity. He commits another transgression by thinking constantly of her, instead of waiting to be assigned a woman at the annual Time of Mating. This spread of naked rock and peaks and moonlight is like a world ready to be born, a world that waits. One day, the Golden One attempts to tell him that she loves him, but she does not have the words to express individual love. Individualism was the creative power revolutionizing the world? Equality 7-2521 creates an electric light. Collective 0-0009 - The leader of the World Council of Scholars.
Equality 7-2521 is a fictitious example of the kind of heroes responsible for the progress that real society has achieved. Ayn Rand came of age during the ascendancy of collectivism across the globe — not only in communist Russia, from which she escaped in 1926, but also in fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and to an alarming degree in her adopted homeland, America. In Equality's society, it is evil to be different from ones brothers, let alone to be better than they are. It whispers to us that there are great things on this earth of ours, and that we can know them if we try, and that we must know them. Saying he only cares about their happiness because it makes him happy puts the cart before the horse. Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 begins the novella as a benighted, if exceptional, youth, who has only barely realized that he might be different from those around him. So International 4-8818 and we have never spoken of it.
We, Equality 7-2521, have discovered a new power of nature. We wish to be damned with you, rather than blessed with all our brothers. But unlike his recognition that toil doesn't make him happy, it's unclear where this certainty that he owes nothing to other human beings comes from. He is joined there by his love, a girl called Liberty 5-3000. Chapter One Equality 7-2521 describes the events of his life up to the point he began his journal. Anthem is a book written by Ayn Rand in 1937. In 1950, a radio adaptation was done for The Freedom Story, a weekly radio program produced by , a Christian libertarian group.
Unfortunately for Equality, as well as his society, his discovery met violent opposition and his brothers were not able to benefit from his intelligence. First published in England in 1938, Anthem was rejected by collectivist-dominated American publishers in the 1930s — an American edition slightly revised by Rand did not appear until 1946. That's the reason he gives earlier in Anthem, and the two are not the same. The tunnel contains metal tracks and other relics of the Unmentionable Times. The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah. He reasons that the new power causes lightning -- a radically new notion.