Ayn Rand The Anthem Response

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Anthem Response “We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State,” (Rand, 21). These words have been engraved in every person’s mind, for they must recite them every single day as a child. The leaders of this community are the members of the World Council, and they have successfully enslaved all people’s minds and bodies. No one knows the words “I,” “me,” and “my” even exist. They have no choice but to think of themselves as part of a greater whole, only calling themselves “we” and “us.” No child is given a name, they only receive a generic word paired with a number (Rand, 18). No one is allowed any personal possessions, and all must sleep

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