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anthem A young man lives in a place where the word I does not have meaning It is a society where there are no individuals It is however a place where you strive to serve your brothers Equality 7-2521 was taught from birth that the individual is not important He is in a crazed society where the only form of government is collectivism Equality at age 21 has absolutely no freedom He is a a strong tall young man who stands about six feet However in this society anyone who is six feet tall was considered to be evil His dream of going to the House of Scholars is lost and he is sent to the Hose of Street Sweepers instead Here the rules are very strict He is not allowed to laugh or sing for any reason These are a couple of hardships that Equality has to face so far in this mixed up society His troubles get greater and greater until finally he does something about it All through his life Equality thinks he is not capable of accomplishing anything Through time though he discovers that he is capable of doing many things by himself and more importantly that he is an individual When he is in the tunnel he discovers a light This provides him with the confidence that he is able to do things Other experiences such as falling in love with Liberty and seeing his reflection in the pond also help him to believe in himself as a strong individual Equality later realizes that he has commited sins as he was growing up He thinks by showing his invention to the House of Scholars that he would be forgiven for his wrongdoings He hopes to show his invention to society and find a way into the House of the Scholars He also wants to prove that being tall does not make you an evil individual
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