Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hope springs eternal. What an inspiring phrase. What a comforting thought to know that the sun will always rise on a new day. Hope is a main theme in Ayn Rand's Anthem.

Drowning in a sea of sameness, the main character, Equality 7-2521, is tired of living for the "Great WE". He longs for knowledge and the freedom of individual thought. The authorities in his society enforce mundane and obsolete ideals.

When Equality 7-2521 finds a tunnel full of treasures from the Unmentionable Times, he adopts that place as a sanctuary for discovery. Risking his life for his precious light, he tries to enlighten the Council, only to be reprimanded to the point of having to run away through the Uncharted Forest.

Along with his true love, Liberty 5-3000, Equality 7-2521 finds an ancient house full of texts of the long-lost knowledge.

Can Equality's spirit of liberation and hope prevail over his insanely oppressive society?

This story of unfailing hope is a must read.

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