One of the most striking features of Anthem is its use of language, especially the absence of the word "I. The use of the plural rather than the singular self-reference, goes to the heart of the book's meaning. The collectivist society in which Equality lives is similar to the Nazi and Communist states of the twentieth century. The rulers of this society do not permit any individual to think freely; all must subordinate themselves to the state. The rulers of Equality 's society seek to discourage even the realization of individuality; they attempt to inculcate an "ant colony" mentality in which human beings emulate the self-sacrificial existence of insects serving the overall good of the whole.
Wilfred Owen born in Oswestry, raised in Birkenhead and Shrewsbury. Owen always had the determination to become a poet. While teaching in France, he worked on the rhyming patterns which became the prominent characteristics of his poetry. In Owen enlisted in the British Army.
All of this is caused by people not understanding the theories of communism, and a call to communists to openly explain the correct views to people. In the first section, there is great emphasis place on the Marxist understand of how a history of materialistic desire has brought about the current situation in society. This particular area of the text should be studies closely and a comparison could be made to ideas circulating in modern times.