Anthem Study Guide

Anthem

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem is the story of Equality 7-2521, a member of a futuristic society where individualism is punishable by death and technology is carefully regulated by faceless bureaucracy. Equality embarks on a journey of self-discovery while on the run from his society of origin, plumbing the depths of individualism for himself and eventually taking on the name Prometheus as he prepares to bring metaphorical fire back to humanity. The story is an anti-socialist allegorical piece that inspired acidic reviews upon its publication.

Anthem Book Notes