Anthem 3 Essay

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Anthem 3


Anthem
A young man lives in a place where the word "I" does not have meaning. It is a society
where there are no individuals. It is, however, a place where you strive to serve your
brothers. Equality 7-2521 was taught from birth that the individual is not important. He
is in a crazed society where the only form of government is collectivism.

Their religion is one of few forces holding this disarranged society from spinning out of
control. 'We are nothing. Mankind is all.'; (21). Equality, at age 21, has absolutely no
freedom.

There are three steps to a person's education when entering the society as defined by the
book Anthem. When a child is born they are placed in the House of Infants until they are
five years old. There they stay with other children born the same year. After the House of
Infants they are sent to the House of Students. They stay in the House of Students until
they are fifteen years of age when they enter the work force. Members of a board decide
the final step of a person's education. 'Their hair was white and their faces were cracked
as the clay of a dry river bed'; (26). Each profession has a housing center and trains the
citizens to the specific profession, also known as a 'house';. In this section, his dream
of going to the House of Scholars is lost and he is sent to the House of Street Sweepers
instead. Here the rules are very strict. He is not allowed to laugh or sing for any
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