Anthem Essay.edited.docx - Gabby Evans Ms Surrett AP Literature 25 February 2019 Anthem Difference is seen as a disease a disease that if goes untreated

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Gabby Evans Ms. Surrett AP Literature 25 February 2019 Anthem Difference is seen as a disease, a disease that if goes untreated an entire community would go under. The community in Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem, raises every single human being to be the exact same, to conform to everything their council tells them, to be the mold of the person they were told to be, to never seek anything beyond what they have. Equality 7-2521 from an early age proved time and time again that he was different, that he was smarter than his peers, that he had the drive to learn and seek more, from this the World Council of Scholars tries to silence his drive for knowledge by placing him in a low position job. Because of Equality 7- 2521’s thirst for knowledge, and superior learning skills he is rejected by the World Council of Scholars, therefore, marking him as a threat to the community. In the early stages of his life, and into his early adult life Equality 7-2521 was different from his peers, arousing suspicion and anger in the World Council of Scholars. He was a vexatious child who fought with the other boys, was physically different, and asked too many questions. “We, equality 7-2521, were not happy in those years in the Home of the Students. It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin to be born with a head to quick” (page 21). Equality 7-2521 knew he was too smart, and that it bothered the teachers, he had asked so many questions that the teachers banned the privilege to ask questions. Equality 7-2521 tried very hard to portray himself as less smart, attempting to copy the demeanor of a fellow student who acted as though they only had half a brain. “We tried
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to forget our lessons, but we always remembered. We tried not to understand what the Teachers taught, but we always understood it before the Teachers had spoken. We looked upon Union 5-
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