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The Transgressors In Ayn Rand's Anthem

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The novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand tells about a man whom individualism and freedom are taken away. In the novel, the sacred word, Ego, and the word “I” were used to express individualism. During the Socratic Seminar, my class and I discussed the significant meanings behind the words and its connection toward the transgressor. The transgressor was punished because he had spoken the scared word which was viewed by the society as a curse. We discussed that it was a public display to the society to demonstrate the consequences of breaking the law. We also discussed how Equality 7-2521 noticed that the transgressor was almost happy and relieved. The usages of the word ego and I express individualism. My specific thoughts were that Equality 7-2521

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