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Comparing Prometheus And Equality In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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The book Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, discusses the role of a collective society and how people act in that society. Rand compares her characters to mythical god and goddess. The author compares Equality to Prometheus and Liberty to Gaea. The comparison between Prometheus and Equality is far more complex and contains more things in common than Liberty and Gaea do. The similarities between these characters, allows Rand to create backgrounds for her characters. This novel begins with Equality pursuing his love for writing and his discovery of electricity. Rand compares him to Prometheus, the god who stole fire from Mount Olympus and took it to his people to give them light and also keep them warm. The two are doing these actions to help their...

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