(the fountainhead) and petrograd smelt of carbolic acid ( we the living ) finally, it is probably worth noting the similarity between the opening of anthem and the opening of one of rand's first writing efforts in english: the husband i bought. Comparing each other, they both have a female supporter, who also wants to be separated from their society as well dominique francon, howard's lover, is an idealist who supports howard's designs and ideas throughout the story. Ayn rand's highly influential objectivism is a deep topic, and her purely philosophical writings on it are quite dense realizing this, she took on the task of translating her thoughts into the realm of fiction in order to make it more accessible to the general public. Anthem ayn rand ayn rand (february 2, 1905 —march 6, 1982) born in russia, ayn rand is most known for her arch-american, best-selling novels the fountainhead.
ayn rand the author of the book anthem was born in st petersburg, russia, in 1905, which is the year that marked the defeat of the russians and their rising military rand wrote her book as a warning against soviet communism before the end of world war ii. Equality 7-2521, the hero of anthem, is twenty-one years old when he escapes to freedom from a totalitarian state the author of anthem made the same escape, at the same age then, like her hero, she proceeded to rename herself alissa rosenbaum, who became ayn rand, was born on february 2, 1905, in. - comparing the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood and anthem by ayn rand the two novels, 'the handmaid's tale' and 'anthem', are both haunting, first person tales of personal hardship in a closed and controlled society. A penguin group (usa) teachers guide to two ayn rand novels the fountainhead teachers guide by andrew bernstein, phd and anthem teachers guide by michael s berliner, phd.
Zamyatin and rand by peter saint-andre (2003) first published in the journal of ayn rand studies, volume 4, number 2 (spring 2003), pp 285-304 introduction chris sciabarra opened up many new avenues of randian scholarship with the publication of his study ayn rand: the russian radical in 1995. The official teacher's guide to anthem and the fountainhead published by penguin suggests the following study questions: 1 why did ayn rand name her main characters prometheus and gaea look these names up in a book on mythology compare the myths about prometheus and gaea to. Comparing anthem to fountainhead jean cocteau, 1889-1963, once written, the instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free first, society begins by. - catcher in the rye and anthem - a comparison of holden and equality 7-251 is it possible that two completely different authors could create two identical characters it seems so jd salinger's holden, from catcher in the rye, and ayn rand's equality 7-2521, in anthem, appear to be one in the same person.
Comparing anthem and the fountainhead subjects of our two most popular essay contests ayn rand wrote anthem in just three months in the summer of 1937 — as a break from the work of planning the fountainhead. Anthem depicts what happens to a society that implements selflessness the result, according to ayn rand, is a the result, according to ayn rand, is a subhuman society: what makes human beings human is having a self, which means having a mind. The fountainhead is a 1943 novel by ayn rand it was rand's first major literary success and its royalties and movie rights brought her fame and financial. Anthem - ayn rand by ayn rand anthem is a fiction novella by ayn rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in england it takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics.
Comparing anthem to fountainhead essay live their own lives people should not be threatened by their own society, but they should be themselves instead of mindless puppets of society. After a couple unpopular works, including the futuristic anthem in which two lovers strive to transcend the collective society, ayn rand released the fountainhead, a work that would become a bestseller and would sell half a million copies by 1949 scoring her popularity and recognition as a writer. Anthem is ayn rand's hymn to man's ego it is the story of one man's rebellion against a totalitarian, collectivist society equality 7-2521 is a young man who yearns to understand the science of things. The fountainhead is a 1943 novel by russian-american author ayn rand, her first major literary successthe novel's protagonist, howard roark, is an individualistic young architect who designs modernist buildings and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation.
Anthem is essentially the future that awaits the world of atlas shrugged if its protagonists fail in their struggle — and, rand suggests, it is the future that awaits all of us if the sacred value of individuality is rejected or suppressed. To mention a couple of my favorites: his essay on aristotle's poetics and the fountainhead is superb, and i have a special fondness for his 'anthem as a psychological fantasy,' which includes a wonderful comparison of anthem and ibsen's peer gynt. The fountainhead serves as an excellent introduction to both ayn rand's writing and her philosophy of objectivism all of the major intellectual themes that inform rand's fiction and her subsequent philosophy are presented clearly in this novel.