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Anthem (version 2)

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In this dystopian novel, Ayn Rand explores the concept of individualism in a society where the word "I" has been eradicated. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521, dares to think independently and discovers the power of his own mind.

The author's message about the importance of individuality and the dangers of collectivism is clear throughout the book. The writing is concise and powerful, drawing readers into a world where conformity is prized above all else.

While the characters are not deeply developed, they serve as vehicles for Rand's ideas about personal freedom and self-determination. The plot moves quickly, with tension building as Equality 7-2521 uncovers forbidden knowledge and begins to question the society in which he lives.

Overall, Anthem is a thought-provoking and timely exploration of the value of individualism in a world that seeks to suppress it. Rand's philosophy may not be for everyone, but her novel is sure to spark discussion and contemplation among readers.

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Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" is punishable by death).

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