Anthem by Ayn Rand & Billy Joel
Read the lyrics to the poem below. Then, respond to the following question. Make sure you address all of the following questions in your response.
How do multiple characters speak & behave toward Equality 7-2521 that is echoed in the lyrics of this song?
You may find details for support in the speech and actions (behaviors such as gestures and body language) of secondary characters. What do they say to Equality 7-2521? How do they behave toward Equality 7-2521? What do they mean by what they say & do? Why is this important given what the world in which they live is like?
Give examples to provide support in the form of direct quotations from the book, Anthem by Ayn Rand as well as from the song Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel.
“Only The Good Die Young” by Billy Joel
You Catholic girls start much too late
But sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one.
But they never told you the price that you pay
For things that you might have done…
We ain’t too pretty, we ain’t too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
But that never hurt no one
Send up a signal, I’ll throw you the line
The stained-glass curtain you’re hiding behind
Never lets in the sun.
Darling, only the good die young
You got a brand new soul,
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