I was forced to buy this book by Ayn Rand. I’d never heard of it before. I read this mainly on the train ride Ann brought to London and then on a plane from London back to the Netherlands. This book was published in 1937. Anthem book pages about a hundred pages written by Ayn Rand, and it’s different from the main character called “Equality.” The characters live in a period after the great rebirth, which I like going back to the Dark Ages. Everyone is the same; they’re all brothers and sisters. They all have these weird names with numbers attached to them. Anthem Book Summary begins here: (anthem by Ayn rand summary of each chapter)
Anthem Book Summary
They get told what their job is, and life is simple also they don’t talk about themselves. As I but as we but equality 7-2521 is a little bit different. He slowly starts to question certain things about the world, and then he starts noticing this woman. They don’t have relationships. There’s just some kind of mating night. Suppose I remember that correctly, but he starts to fall in love even though he doesn’t know what that means or is. And he starts discovering these things that don’t fit in with the world he lives in. I’ll read you the first paragraph. (anthem book summary chapter 1)
So you can get a feel for what the style is like. It is a sin to think upon words no others think and put them down upon the paper. No others aren’t to see it is base and evil. It is as if who were speaking alone to no ears but her own. We know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think independently. We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of vocations bit them. So may we be forgiven the whole structure and idea of this novel is fascinating. (anthem chapter 2 summary)
Book Summaries Review
It reminded me a lot of the brave new world. It’s very much based upon an idea instead of a story. And I would say it’s kind of abstract at some points. I felt like I was reading about robots instead of people. I’ll give this one 4 out of 5 stars. I’ll reread it soon. If you’ve read this book, you can let me know what you thought about it in the comments, and I will see you soon with another book review by Book Summaries.
Anthem Book Characters
There are two fictional characters:
- Equality 7-2521
- Liberty 5-3000
What is a theme of Anthem?
Individualism. Externally a reservation, individualism is the central theme of Anthem. The intact theme is genuinely a story designed to explain the supreme greatness of Ayn Rand’s concept of individual will.