I wanted to finish reading the last of Ayn Rand's fiction, which for me was her dystopian short novella Anthem. It reminded me a lot of Orwell's 1984: a collectivist all-powerful state controlling language and thoughts via nonstop propaganda. I liked how simply and effectively she was able to demonstrate her philosophy in such a short short. The plot and dramatizations were interesting and emotional too. In a sense, this book represents the horror that happens to society 100 years after Atlas Shrugged concludes when statist society has fully taken over.
Here were some of the main themes: