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    Shrugging Off Positive: Ayn Rand

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    When one imagines a positive person in society, many people may come to mind. Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and many more are positive influences on the society of the world today. A positive influence in the society is someone who lets his or her beliefs be known in a respectful way, are non-violent, and do not force opinions on anyone else. Ayn Rand is a positive influence on society because she was an author who wrote philosophical novels that showed her views in a non-violent

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    The author of this text is (Ayn Rand) and she has written the book called: “Anthem,” it describes what it is like in a society when all People are not “free” to control themselves. No love or friendship is ever shared between any of the groups of people- no feelings whatsoever. Doing what ever you like as long as it is legal and no one gets hurt makes freedom from living in a free society. In this story, Ayn explains

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    Anthem

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    Throughout the history of mankind, there is a defining characteristic of endeavors to oppress others. In turn, man has risen to these hindrances and repeatedly prevailed. This occurrence has been proven again and again over time, both in reality and within the pages of literature; Ayn Rand’s Anthem is no exception. The novel is a symbolic reflection of her oppressed childhood in communist Russia, and how she finally broke free from those confines. Ayn Rand’s inherent opposition to the collectivism

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    Ayn Rand's Anthem: Philosophically

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    "There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil," Ayn Rand, author of Anthem, once said. This being said, being in the middle of self rights and the majority vote would never work for it is evil. It is only evil because of the way nothing can progress and after all progress is the main part of a society. Choosing a side is the first step to a better society, but more importantly its the side you choose to follow. Objectivism is the route

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    Ayn Rand Anthem Paper

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    Ayn Rand Anthem Paper When born into the world, you are sheltered and nourished. When the appropriate age is reached you begin your schooling. Once your education is complete you are employed and work with complete security in your trade. At forty years of age you retire and spend the rest of your days with your peers, with everything requested provided for you. That is as long as you learn at the same pace as everyone else. If you're too bright you will be punished. And as long as you don't

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    Ayn Rand and Anthem

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    In the book Anthem, individualism is taken away from a society and people put other peoples needs before their own; but this all changes when a man, Equality, realizes that he is alive to please only himself and no-one else. Equality, no longer caring about “we” and more “I”, realizes that he can be much happier if he puts his own self-interest first. Through this book, Ayn Rand shows the importance of objectivism and living for oneself.
 Alisa Rosenbaum, a Russian-American writer and philosopher

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    Ayn Rand Objectivism

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    Ayn Rand is amazing because of her philosophy of objectivism and the fact that she is both a novelist and a philosopher. She has one of the most interesting life. Objectivism's central tenets are that reality exists independently of consciousness, that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation. She described its essence as "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own

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    Ayn Rand: A Short Story

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    From an early age, Jim was taught to share, and it soon became a habit. Growing up, his sharing problem was limited to small things like toy, but when he entered high school, his problems quickly grew worse. Jim’s friends started seeing him commit random acts of kindness. One of his friends, John, said he saw Jim slipping a large check into an orphanage donation box. Another, Tom, swore he saw Jim sharing his lunch with a homeless man. All of Jim’s friends agreed that this destructive behavior must

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    Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    “Those who want to fight [for life] in this world of eternal struggle deserve to live.” This seemingly inspirational quote was taken from Hiller’s Mein Kamph. But, it was taken out of context in the same way that Alex Gibney presents information about Ayn Rand in his documentary, 740 Park Ave: Money, Power, and the American Dream. Hitler was actually quoted saying, ““Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live

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    “It is a sin to write this.” (1). This concise string of syllables instantly tells the story of Equality 7-2521. He knows what is and is not allowed in the totalitarianistic society pictured in Anthem, by Ayn Rand, and proceeds regardless. While the outright and truthful account is being given at the beginning, the reader comes to understand that Equality is unsure of what the response will be to his purposeful fracture of the law. “For should any men save the Scholars learn our secret, they would

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