Sunday, August 24, 2014
Risk Taking Researcher Part 1-2 (Katie)
One of the main themes in the book Anthem centers around socialism. Socialism is an economic and political system that centers around public ownership. Under socialism the resources of the world are owned and shared by the entire globe. This means that everybody would have free access to all the resources that we have. In socialism there would be no money. Instead everybody everyone would just receive their fair share of what had been produced. Additionally, all work would essentially be volunteer work because you would not be paid for it except in the satisfaction of helping your fellow citizens.
I think that the theme of socialism is evident in the book because nobody can refer to themselves as an individual. In fact the word I does not even seem to exist in the book. Everything seems to be for the good of the community as a whole not for any particular person. Furthermore, everybody has access to the same resources unless they need a different resource to do their job. I think that both of these traits strongly resemble socialism.
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