We just started Reading the book Anthem written by Ayn Rand. I read a little summary about the book and it state: “Rand intended Anthem to be a scathing critique of collectivism, which can be defined as any philosophy that subordinates the individual to the well being of the community, or collective.” In this little summary, it also states that in the book, there is no individualism, and more collectivism. Therefore, when the main character speaks, he says “we” instead of “I”. My idea is that the book happens in the future, where a country makes a revolution “kills” the individualism, and becomes collective country, where no one can stay alone in no circumstances. If they decide to be alone, the government will think that you do not support the ideology, and you will be judge or killed.
This picture connects with the book because one person is shouting “Me!” when the others are asking themselves “We?”. This shows the man who is individual can make decision faster compared to a group, because the group will have someone to argue with. Also the group will have problems finding a solution because they have different opinion.