Ayn Rand

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Individuals in Equality 7-2521’s collectivist society are forbidden from thinking of themselves as individuals. The pronoun “I” is not only forbidden but unknown, and everyone must refer to him- or herself as “we” in order… read analysis of “We”

Light and the Light Bulb

Light is used throughout the book to symbolize Equality 7-2521’s individualistic spark. While his society as a whole is dismally conformist and restricted to candlelight, Equality 7-2521’s extraordinary motivation allows him to invent a groundbreaking… read analysis of Light and the Light Bulb


At the end of the book, Equality 7-2521 chooses a new name for himself: Prometheus. Prometheus was a Greek Titan who brought fire to humans against the Gods’ wishes, and was punished with eternal suffering… read analysis of Prometheus