Set in a future dystopian society, Anthem is the story of one man’s uprising against the totalitarian and collectivist community, where individual preferences are verboten and the plural characterizes the way of life. Indeed, even the very self-expression “I” has been eradicated from the language.
Equality 7-2521 is an inquisitive young man who yearns to discover more about the world than what the primitive science of his regressive society has to offer. But in so doing, he quickly finds himself in violation of community standards and soon discovers the consequences of his independent journey. His odyssey takes him on a path of self-discovery where he eventually learns first-hand this one basic truth: collectivism at the expense of individualism inevitably leads to regression.