I AM. I THINK. I WILL. My hands... My spirit... My sky... My forest... This earth is mine...
I am a man. This miracle of me is mine to own and keep, and mine to guard, and mine to use, and mine to kneel before! ... For the word "we" must never be spoken, save by one's choice or as a second thought. This word must never be placed first within mand's soul, else it becomes a monster, the root of all evils on earth, the root of man's torture by men, and of an unspeakable lie. The word "we" is as a lime poured over men, which sets and hardens to stone, and crushes all beneath it, and that which is white adn that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it... and now I see this face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word:
I chose this partial passage because I loved how powerful Eqaulity spoke here. His full liberation is so fascinating to read through. It is hard to imagine losing the word "I" in one's vocabulary. It also makes the reader realize how powerful such a word is. Just by reading what Equality is saying can see how much respect he holds for the word. He pretty much compares it to a god. In the end, I could not fit the complete passage for it is three pages long, but this short excerpt speaks volumes in itself.
I found the above video. I think as a school project, the makers were asked to create a trailer for the book. Check it out.
I enjoyed this novel. It was a fast, easy read. I enjoyed the message that Rand was portraying, and I also enjoyed her style of writing. The other factor that made me like this novel better was the fact that I did not like We. The novel also had many good quotes in it as well.