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Anthem: An Explanation Of Three Quotes

727 words - 3 pages

In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, Prometheus is a man who must overcome his collective society to find himself. Prometheus is born into a society where everything is equal. Without concern for consequences, he loves a woman and looks and discovers knowledge of the past. After his discovery is rejected he flees to the forest, and his lover follows. In the forest is where he finds the meaning of the word I. There is where he says "... we crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost in the gray of it," he talks about what his society did to the differences of man, after he had run away. After Prometheus finds the house he says, "My happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end," which means his happiness is special and achieving this happiness is his final goal. Lastly, "I am, I think, I will," is the final sign that Prometheus has acknowledged himself as one being. Prometheus' quotes show that his emergences from his past, longing for happiness and realizing that he is a being make Prometheus the individual that he is.

To begin, Prometheus' hatred of the word we and what it can do is clearly seen in the quote "The word we ... crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are equally lost in the gray of it." Because he has seen and experienced what "we" is capable of, he warns the reader about it. This is the very thing that Prometheus had to fight in his society. And another way he show his hatred is when Prometheus says "We ... the root of all the evils on earth...." (96) The word we take all our differences and discard them, and it takes all man's similarities and unifies them. But these quotes also shows us that we should embrace our differences not just discard them, for they are what make man special. The villain in the story was "We." Prometheus tells us to be unique. The word "we" is used by Prometheus to teach the reader...

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