Anthem, Ayn Rand (1938)

Anthem Ayn Rand, 1938 ( link) The book opens with each “individual” referring to him/herself as “we,” and the direction of Rand’s use of language becomes clear rather quickly. It makes for a pointed conclusion, highlighted in the third and fourth quotes below: “We love you.” But then they frowned and shook their head and … Read more

Alice in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll  “Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.” –The Duchess Alice in Wonderland! What a shame it took me … Read more