It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them.
NEXT "It is a sin to write this," our narrator tells us in the very first sentence. Writing and thinking for oneself are not allowed. The narrator also noticeably speaks only in the first-person plural. Ah yes, time for the setting: All that matters is his "work. Equality is 21, and six feet tall.
Taller than most other people, which he tells us is a sign of evil. Equality was born with a curse: This is bad, because according to the World Council, all men must strive to be completely alike. All people must form one big, happy, indivisible "WE. No one remembers what the world was like before then.
Anyway, since the Great Rebirth, everyone has known the Great Truth: Equality however, is not like everyone else. He never has been. And that makes him evil.
He starts to tell us his story. When Equality was a kid, he fought with the other kids in the Home of the Infants. This makes him evil according to the state.
When Equality was living and studying in the House of the Students from five to fifteen, he was not happy, because what everyone else was learning was too easy for him. This also makes him evil.
As a result he was whipped quite frequently. Again, this makes him evil. Equality was also guilty of thinking about what he wanted to be when he grew up. Individuals are not supposed to prefer any one thing over another. It makes them too individual, we suppose.
Everyone receives a job for life or "Mandate" from the Council of Vocations, which supposedly determines the best way for each person to serve the community. For a long time, he wanted to be a Scholar.
And not so much for the sake of his "brother men," but because he loved the "Science of Things" and wanted to know all about the world and its mysteries. The Scholars, by the way, are the scientists and inventors. Their most recent brilliant invention was the candle, which they came up with, um, years ago.
Anyway, Equality wanted to be a Scholar, with all his heart. But he was punished when it came time for the Council of Vocations to assign him a job. On the first day of spring, when Equality was fifteen, he gathered with all of the other students in a great hall before the Council of Vocations.
Each student would come forward and have his profession Doctor, Cook, Leader, and so on called out by the Council. It was Street Sweeper.
But strangely, Equality was happy. This was an opportunity to make up for all his sins and humble himself before his brothers, right? He accepted his assignment with joy, he tells us. So Equality went to the Home of the Street Sweepers. Which consists of seeing fantastically exciting plays about how wonderful is to work.
Equality lived like that every day for four years. Normally, that would have been his life until he was forty. But then, one day, two springs ago, Equality tells us, his "crime happened.
Like he does with himself, by the way, he refers to each of them in the plural. Union, if you remember, is the guy our narrator called "half-brain.Anthem by Ayn Rand. Home / Literature / Anthem / Events / Each student would come forward and have his profession (Doctor, Cook, Leader, and so on) called out by the Council.
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