History Literature / Anthem

16th Sep '17 11:49:09 PM Timjames98
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* RapeByProxy: In this society sex is forbidden outside of a mating ritual that takes place once a year, and for which everyone over the age of eighteen must participate in whether they want to or not. They have no choice over who their partner is, and any resulting children are taken away at birth. Equality 7-2521 had to participate in two of these rituals; he found the whole experience disgusting and was terrified by the thought of Liberty 5-3000 having to perform such a ritual (fortunately she was 17). [[spoiler: When Equality 7-2521 finally had sex with Liberty 5-3000, by his own choice, he realized how wonderful sex can be when it's consensual]].
16th Sep '17 11:44:25 PM Timjames98
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* CrapsackWorld: This is a world with a severely reduced population, where lashings and emulation are used as punishments for minor offenses, where it's considered a miracle if anyone lives past 45, where children are taken away from their parents at birth and raised in state orphanages, where curiosity and individuality are harshly discouraged, and where all but the most basic technology has been lost.

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* CrapsackWorld: This is a world with a severely reduced population, where lashings and emulation immolation are used as punishments for minor offenses, where it's considered a miracle if anyone lives past 45, where children are taken away from their parents at birth and raised in state orphanages, where curiosity and individuality are harshly discouraged, and where all but the most basic technology has been lost.
27th Aug '17 10:14:08 PM Timjames98
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* HopeSpringsEternal: The Saint of the Pyre represents this; while he's burning at the stake for saying an Unspeakable Word [[note]]
I, Me, Mine, Ego [[/note]], he looks at the Hero and nonverbally calls upon him to try and rediscover those same words and the concepts behind them. [[spoiler: When Equality and Liberty, now Prometheus and Gaea, find an old house from before the collapse of society, Prometheus reflects how he plans to find others like him and found a new society based on individuality to overthrow the collectivist one he escaped from]]

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* HopeSpringsEternal: The Saint of the Pyre represents this; while he's burning at the stake for saying an Unspeakable Word [[note]]
I,
[[note]]I, Me, Mine, Ego [[/note]], Ego[[/note]], he looks at the Hero and nonverbally calls upon him to try and rediscover those same words and the concepts behind them. [[spoiler: When Equality and Liberty, now Prometheus and Gaea, find an old house from before the collapse of society, Prometheus reflects how he plans to find others like him and found a new society based on individuality to overthrow the collectivist one he escaped from]]
27th Aug '17 10:13:48 PM Timjames98
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* CrapsackWorld: This is a world with a severely reduced population, where lashings and emulation are used as punishments for minor offenses, where it's considered a miracle if anyone lives past 45, where children are taken away from their parents at birth and raised in state orphanages, where curiosity and individuality are harshly discouraged, and where all but the most basic technology has been lost.



* HopeSpringsEternal: The Saint of the Pyre represents this; while he's burning at the stake for saying an Unspeakable Word [[note]]
I, Me, Mine, Ego [[/note]], he looks at the Hero and nonverbally calls upon him to try and rediscover those same words and the concepts behind them. [[spoiler: When Equality and Liberty, now Prometheus and Gaea, find an old house from before the collapse of society, Prometheus reflects how he plans to find others like him and found a new society based on individuality to overthrow the collectivist one he escaped from]]



* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered. [[spoiler: Equality rediscovers electricity all on his own. When he takes this to the House of Scholars they vote against it and refuse to look into it further, implying the technological regression isn't due to difficulty but compliance.]]

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* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered. [[spoiler: Equality rediscovers electricity all on his own. When he takes this to the House of Scholars they vote against it and refuse to look into it further, implying the technological regression isn't is due to difficulty but compliance.the discouragement of curiosity.]]



* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The World Council, which controls the entire society and keeps it the way it is.



%%* PropheticName: Liberty 5-3000

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%%* * PropheticName: Liberty 5-30005-3000, who ends up rediscovering individual freedom alongside Equality 7-2521.
27th Aug '17 9:55:53 PM Timjames98
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%%* IndividualityIsIllegal: Deconstructed.

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%%* * IndividualityIsIllegal: Deconstructed.To the point where even using a singular pronoun is punishable by death.



* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered. [[spoiler: Equality rediscovers electricity all on his own]].

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* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered. [[spoiler: Equality rediscovers electricity all on his own]].own. When he takes this to the House of Scholars they vote against it and refuse to look into it further, implying the technological regression isn't due to difficulty but compliance.]]


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* TakingUpTheMantle: The Saint of the Pyre, while being executed for speaking an Unspeakable Word, looks a young Equality 7-2521 in the eyes to nonverbally beg the boy to rediscover individuality.
27th Aug '17 8:11:57 PM Timjames98
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* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered.

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* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered. [[spoiler: Equality rediscovers electricity all on his own]].
27th Aug '17 8:11:19 PM Timjames98
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* LostTechnology: Most modern technology. By the time the story takes place, Candles had only recently been rediscovered.
1st Nov '16 9:55:04 PM Eagal
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* AuthorTract

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* AuthorTractAuthorTract: Like many of Ayn Rand's works, the evils of "collectivism" (the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it) is at the forefront of this book.



* {{Dystopia}} - arguably of the [[MarySuetopia Straw]] variety

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* {{Dystopia}} - arguably {{Dystopia}}: A society of the [[MarySuetopia Straw]] varietycomplete equality, whether its inhabitants like it or not.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Equality, at first.
* IndividualityIsIllegal: Deconstructed.
* InMediasRes
* [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation Individualism Equals Isolation]]: [[spoiler: Prometheus does have Gaea, but it's still just the two of them in the middle of nowhere]].

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Equality, The main character, at first.
* %%* IndividualityIsIllegal: Deconstructed.
* InMediasRes
InMediasRes: The book starts with Equality hiding in a dark tunnel, he explains from the beginning why he is there.
* [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation Individualism Equals Isolation]]: IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: [[spoiler: Prometheus does have Gaea, but it's still just the two of them in the middle of nowhere]].



* PlanetOfHats

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* PlanetOfHatsPlanetOfHats: Everyone is the same in this world, by force.



* PropheticName: Liberty 5-3000

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* %%* PropheticName: Liberty 5-3000



* TheUbermensch: Equality 7-2521.
* YouAreNumberSix

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* %%* TheUbermensch: Equality 7-2521.
* YouAreNumberSixYouAreNumberSix: No one has names in this dystopia. They're all "Equality #". The main character is Equality 7-2521.
8th Aug '15 12:15:14 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Deconstructed. Anthem's dystopia is ''built'' on this concept. [[CaptainObvious It isn't a nice place to live]].

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* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Deconstructed. Anthem's dystopia is ''built'' on this concept. [[CaptainObvious It isn't a nice place to live]].live.
11th Jun '15 9:51:01 PM Llygodenfawr
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* NonActionGuy: Liberty 5-3000, in a gender-flipped example. She doesn't really do much except stand around looking pretty and agreeing with everything that Equality 7-2521 says.
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