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Conformity in Anthem
Transcript of Conformity in Anthem
How Ayn Rand Portrays Conformity
1. "We strive to be like all our brother men, for all men must be alike." (Page 19)
2. "We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one, indivisible and forever." (Page 19)
3. "How dared you think that your mind held greater wisdom than the minds of your brothers?...how dared your... to hold yourself as one alone and with the thought of one and not the many." (Page 71-72)
4. "No single one can possess greather wisdom than the many scholars who are elected by all men for their wisdon." (Page 54)
Modern Example of Conformity
The idea of conformity it relevant in our society today through media.
People are led to believe thorough advertisements and societal norms that in order to feel accepted in society they must buy a certain product.
In Anthem, how does the use of the word "we" illustrate the idea conformity?
Philosophy of Conformity
Conformity is the idea of aligning ones thoughts and behaviors in order to be in agreement with others.
People usually think of themselves as individuals, however in reality, we all desire to fit in and feel accepted by society.
By: Morgan Delgado, Shannon Ganey, Bianca Boothby, and Ellie Gibb