By Ayn Rand
The Pursuit of a Perfect Socio-Economic System
These novel is clearly influenced by historical events, cultural issues challenged the author to wrote what now inspires us. Our author, Ayn Rand, was born in 1905 in Saint Petersburg Russia. During her childhood Russia was going through one of the most tumultuous times of its history. When she was 12 the Communist Era started and Rand´s family fell into extreme poverty along with the whole country (About Ayn Rand). When Rand published Anthem in 1946 it was a political manifesto against the ideas of Communism that took place in Russia. Ayn Rand is against any type of communism that reprises human identity. She believes that everyone should have their own rights and freedom. In fact she is against any kind of dystopian ideology and thinks that the perfect socio-economic system is still unknown (About Ayn Rand).
Conformity and nonconformity is present in the novel by the sense of being or not part of an specific society with its specific laws. In this literary piece the main character, Equality 7-2521, feels in opposition with the extremist communist society he was living in. In the climax part of this text, the protagonist found out that the main meaning of life is ourselves and there is nothing more important than ego. As exemplified above the society represented in this novel is one more example of the inconformity of a people against its own, extremist or not, kind of government.
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— Ayn Rand