Post by Heitor
The first connection I had with Anthem was definitely communism. Everyone is forced to be literally equal to the point no one has real names anymore. Everyone is the same and like communism it sounds great but it really isn't. Think about it, if you are a kind person you want everyone to be equal, but you are also forgetting that you are going to lose all your privileges. For example, let's say you have a sport car. The government take that from you so that everyone is equal. That is the flaw of communism. All you have worked for, taken by the government.
The next connection I had was with Uglies. This book was probably based on Anthem because Anthem came first practically creating the dystopian genre, but something I noticed in both books is the separation. In Anthem people are separated by gender while in Uglies people are separated by age. So it may not be that communist after all. If everyone was truly equal in Anthem, then they wouldn't separate people by gender. The book Uglies isn't communist but another way they are similar is what the people know. People only know inside their bubble and they only know the present not the past. That is the same as Anthem. Everyone only know inside their community and they only know the current time period.