Friday, March 13, 2009

Anthem Review

What would life be like living in a perfect world? Lets take a trip to the life of Equality 7-2521, to see what a perfect world is like. In Ayn Rand's Anthem what a perfect world is like will be reviled. I was stuck on the book from the very beginning.

The main character in the story is Equality 7-2521. He is a young man living in city where all citizens are designated a career. They only go to school for eight years. Unless they are chosen to be a scholar. All the people belonging to on group live in the same house. Being a street sweeper is the lowest job on the scale. One day while cleaning behind the theater. Equality and a few of his co-workers discovered a secret place.

The life in the city is harsh. Being caught in the secret place, would lead to severe punishment. Stealing a candle, they could get up to ten years in detention where they would be beaten and starved. Dozens of people live in one house. They are on strict time. Work, sleep, and relax only at certain time. People of one house can not talk to people in another house.

After being chased out of town, Equality goes into the Uncharted forest, so the people in the city would not catch him and put him in detention. Also so he can archive what he always wanted.

This was a great book. I would recommend this book to any one. If you like to read and think, what if, this book is for you. I would like to read other Ayn Rand books, because they are just good books. Trust me you will never be left wandering what is about to happen.

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