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What is the cultural and educational background of the author and how did this background influence the book? In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?
Ayn Rand's educational and cultural background, was that she was from a middle class Russian family, who lived in the times of communism, because after communism came to power in 1917, her father's business was confiscated and so therefore her family lived in depression and suffering. This influenced the book, because Anthem is a book about a future Dystopia, where people have no say whatsoever, and by this book, it pretty much reflects on her childhood, and on how communism shaped her life, how much it affected her. This book really is the thought of what communism was with her own eyes, it is her story, but on a different time period. The book reveals the author's world view, by showing how the characters in Anthem don't have a say, and when she was a child, in Russia, she didn't have a say either, so in many ways Ayn connects with Equality, because both are going through the same things, the same consequences, the same conflicts.