Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Historic Context- Bernardo

1.    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, author of the Anthem, lived a harsh life in Russia during Lenin’s command. Russia was in a communist era, where everyone had the same rights than others, and the same amount of equality. This ruined Ayn Rand’s father business as a pharmacist. He family lost most of it’s values. After a while she left her Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum to live in a place where the White Army was controlling. She then went to High School and said that she was an atheist and she valued the human virtue. After a few years she went and lived in the USA and published her book Anthem. The book Anthem is about a society where individualism is gone, and collectivism is the new way of governing. In the book the main character Equality 7-2521 does not speak clearly for himself. Meaning that when he wants to express “I” he says “we” because of collectivism. While Ayn Rand was living in Russia, the people were living in a conducted communism state, where human could not be alone. And if you separated from your little group or your friends, it meant you were not following the law.

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