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I Hate Ayn Rand

By: Miss Marm

...almost as much as I hate group projects. So the following email made me wince in sympathy:

The assignment is to write a group lit crit paper on Anthem by Ayn Rand taking one literary device [we chose point of view] and showing three examples [we chose fear, peer pressure, and control/law] of how that device proves a theme of the novel [we chose freedom to be an individual].  Our thesis that we spent an entire class period coming up with with our teacher so far is-

"In the novella Anthem, Ayn Rand uses a free-thinking individual born into an oppressive society to express the necessity for the freedom to discover a sense of self."

What do you think?

I think Ayn Rand is a selfish, misguided hack who can't write worth a damn. Oh, did you mean what do I think of the thesis? I think the idea is okay, but the language makes me

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