Notes on Anthem by Ayn Rand
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:
2/25/2014 01:39:54 am
Is Anthem short? I'm almost done reading Atlas Shrugged and it's the opposite of short...
2/25/2014 04:12:44 am
Yeah, it's WAY shorter.
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