Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the tale of two people struggling to become individuals in a society centered solely on the group, is an example of a bildungsroman, or coming-of-age novel. In a bildungsroman, the protagonist moves away from being a naïve child to becoming a wiser, more mature adult. The acquisition of knowledge and experience help the character become the person they are meant to be.
Track Equality 7-2521’s journey from naïveté into adulthood. How is his journey relatable to our own journeys into adulthood? In other words, how does Equality 7-2521’s transition into adulthood mirror our own – even though his “reality” is much different than ours?