XIII: The lost chapter of the Book 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand

XIII: The lost chapter of the Book 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand

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CosmosInChaos By CosmosInChaos Completed

The lost chapter of the book 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand. The original summary: 'Anthem' is written as the diary of Equality 7-2521, a young man living in a future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, to the point of not even knowing words like 'I' or 'mine.' Everyone lives and works in collective groups, with all aspects of daily life dictated by councils -- the Council of Vocations, the Council of Scholars, etc. When he is assigned to a menial job cleaning the streets, Equality 7-2521 rebels against collectivism by conducting secret scientific research, which eventually leads him to re-create electric light. When he presents his discovery to the Council of Scholars, they condemn him for daring to act as an individual and threaten to destroy his creation. He flees into the Uncharted Forest. He is joined there by his love, a girl called Liberty 5-3000. They come across an ancient house, a relic of the Unmentionable Times before collectivism. There they rediscover the lost language of the self. They rename themselves Prometheus and Gaea (after the ancient Greek myths), and Prometheus vows to use his new knowledge to build a society based on individual freedom.

  • anthem
  • ayn
  • communism
  • equality
  • rand
mattratburst mattratburst Feb 26, 2016
i didn't enjoy the original book much at all but I have an assignment where i have to write a chapter 13 for this book and this was very inspiring on how to do it 
                              
                              good job
StacyHernandez7 StacyHernandez7 Jun 16, 2012
I loved reading this! Your such a great writer, and of you would like to send me a message I got some ideas for you!
leannerosecooper leannerosecooper Feb 23, 2011
Love it! You describe everything so well! Keep up the good work
                              
                              Voted, Leannee <3
CosmosInChaos CosmosInChaos Feb 22, 2011
@bridgiekk @Bwriter @NightSpirit Thanks for taking the time to read my story and give very detailed feedback! I really appreciate it! I keep working on it! ='DDD
NightSpirit NightSpirit Feb 22, 2011
Its great that Ayn Rand has inspired you to write and continue her style of work, however i havent read any of her books so i wouldnt know how to compare, but what i do know is that you a great writer. Keep writing and i hope to read one of your own creations in the near future!,x
                              
                              NightSpirit,x