Thursday, April 2, 2009


Our latest assignment for Mrs. Gillmore's English class was to enter an essay contest. Our subject? Ayn Rand's Anthem.

Despite the book's gloomy air, I had to prove that it was indeed a testament to hope of man.

An example from my essay:

..... Anthem is a story of personal triumph. Prometheus, formerly known as Equality 7-2521 and also a man of Greek legend who brought fire to his people, discovers his true self. As an outcast in his former society, Prometheus realizes he must be attuned to his real needs, thoughts, and beliefs rather than those expected of him by his “brothers.” Prometheus longs for the freedom unavailable to him in this supposed utopian society of brotherhood. This is illustrated by the shedding of his burden of sadness in his escape to the Uncharted Forest. Prometheus wakes up realizing he is free of his binding and spins in a circle, arms flying free just like a child. ......

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