Anthem Essay Contest

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Anthem Essay Contest
Choose one of the following prompts to write an essay:

  1. In Chapter 8, why does Equality laugh when he remembers that he is "the Damned"?

  1. Aside from very rare exceptions there is literally no opposition to the leaders in this society. Why is this? What ideas must the people in this society have accepted to live a life of obedience, drudgery, and fear?

  1. Why does the Council of Vocations assign Equality the job of street sweeper? Is it due to error, incompetence, or a more sinister motivation? Explain.

All essays will be entered into the Ayn Rand Essay Contest.

1st Prize: $2,000 45 Finalists: $50

Five 2nd Prizes: $500 175 Semi-Finalists: $30

Ten 3rd Prizes: $200
Essays must include a stapled cover sheet with the following information:

Essays must be no fewer than 600 words and no more than 1200 words in length

(2-4 pages typed).

Your essay must be typed and double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

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