I am a high school student who has just read Anthem by Ayn Rand and Animal Farm by George Orwell. Both have slight communist ideas in them. Communism is defined as each person works and is paid according to society’s needs, a decision not made by the individual. The most notable ones being the World Council from Anthem and, the animals in Animal Farm both representing communist ideas and how they will fail.
For instance, in Anthem, Equality 7-2521 discovery is not deemed as worthy even though it is something they need, right now in the book they only have candles. Equality is a scientist although his job as a street sweeper has been going on for a long time because he had no choice. By comparison, in Animal Farm the animals (communists) beat the farmer Mr. Jones and the humans (capitalists).
Communism was been proven failure on the Soviet Union’s part because, on January 1, 1991, it failed. The GDP was lower than the population needed. (Ray, n.d.) and if a country’s GDP drops too low, they will not be able to sustain themselves.
My position on this topic is that communism is not a good thing. I think this because people have no free will. Equality was deprived of his individuality, he did not know the word “I” or have his own name. The animals did worse in their society vs the humans.