To describe this word, most people would say it is the word that means, “l”. It is the word that makes each person individual. Ayn Rand writes a story called Anthem bringing to life a character named Equality 7-2521 along with his companion Liberty 5-3000. The society they live in believes every person should be equal. “And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone” written in Anthem. In this story, there is no such thing as the word “Ego’. But to Equality 7-2521 there is such a thing.
Throughout this story, Equality builds new ideas bringing to life a new society where he believes it is freedom. “There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. ” By the end of the story, these two characters give each other new names to fit their new selves. Liberty renames Equality as Prometheus. Equality renames Liberty as Gaea. Ayn Rand names these characters Prometheus and Gaea for their strong personalities toward the historical Prometheus and Gaea.
In the late 8th-century BC, a Greek Titan named Prometheus stole fire from the ruler of the Pantheon of Gods named Zeus. Prometheus gave the fire to the mortals so they could too have the benefit that the fire brings. But he was then punished by Zeus. Zeus did not want any man to have the benefit of the fire so he took Prometheus to a rock where he was chained as an Eagle would eat his liver every day and leave by nightfall where Prometheus’s liver would grow back. But every day, it would be eaten again by the eagle.
After about 300 years of being tortured, Hercules, the son of Zeus, unrestrained Prometheus from the rock by Zeus’s orders. Prometheus might have been freed from the chains, but he was not quite free from the rock. He was ordered to carry a piece of the rock with him for the rest of eternity. People on Earth were inspired by Prometheus’s actions and wore rocks and gems to honor Prometheus. As for Gaea, she was the mother of the Earth. She gave birth to life for men.
In Anthem, Prometheus and Gaea realize by the end of the story that they have iscovered the unspeakable word that they believe is the word that illustrates one person. It is a word that they knew was there, but they did not know what exactly that word was. That word they have discovered is the word “l”. “We looked into each other’s eyes and we knew that the breath of a miracle had touched us, and fled, and left us groping vainly. ” These two compatible people made a decision to bring a new life to their world. That is when they decided every man should have a name. And I ave read of a goddess, who was the mother of the earth and of all the gods. Her name was Gaea. Let this be your name, my Golden One, for you are to be the mother of a new kind of gods. ” “l have read of a man who lived many thousands of years ago, and of all the names in these books, his is the one I wish to bear. He took the light of the gods and he brought it to men, and he taught men to be gods. And he suffered for his deed as all bearers of light must suffer. His name was Prometheus. ” Ego makes each person an individual By nessarenai