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Catcher in the Rye and Anthem - A Comparison of Holden and Equality 7-251

 

 

Is it possible that two completely different authors could create two identical characters?  It seems so; J.D. Salinger's Holden, from Catcher in the Rye, and Ayn Rand's Equality 7-2521, in Anthem, appear to be one in the same person.   To end the oppression they received for the span of their entire lives, both Holden and Equality run from their oppressors.  Most importantly, neither Holden nor Equality live up to the expectations of others.  Holden's personality identically reflects that of Equality 7-2521 in Ayn Rand's Anthem.

 

    Holden and Equality 7-2521 were oppressed their entire lives.  The totalitarian government that exists in Equality's society holds him down.  If it were up to him, Equality would have become an inventor in the House of the Scholars, but the Council of Vocations sends him off to become a city janitor.  When he does not comply, and continues with his experimentation, Equality is p...


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