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Equality knows that his invention will benefit mankind greatly. However, this was not his primary motivation in conducting his experiments, and it is not the primary source of the joy and the pride he experiences in his work. What is his primary motivation? Do you think that Equality is right to be motivated in this way? What do you think the world would be like if everyone were motivated in the same way?

Politically, Anthem depicts a completely collectivist society. What ideas do the rulers appeal to in order to justify their collectivist society? Do you see any similarities between these ideas and the ones that you hear around you today? In what way has your own thinking about such ideas changed as a result of reading and reflecting upon Anthem? Relate your answer to the speech, "The Soul of a Collectivist," made by a villain in a different Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead.

To Prometheus the word "ego" is holy, but today one is usually told that it is wrong to be an egoist. Is Prometheus an egoist? What does this mean? Is it something good or bad? Explain your answer by reference to specific events in Anthem, and to the speech, "The Soul of an Individualist," made by the hero of a different Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead.

 
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