Analysis Of The Novel ' Atlas Shrugged ' By Ayn Rand Essay

1589 Words Dec 11th, 2015 7 Pages
There has been many philosophies and ideas of how men can coexist harmoniously with equal resources, economic means, and political status, as in our fantasized world of Utopia. However, when those “ideas” are endeavored, why does the guinea pig dissolve into chaos that results into nothingness? In the novel, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand takes the readers into a dystopian United States and explores the central stations of Objectivism into its third-dimension. Well, what is objectivism? Objectivism is a philosophical system whereby inductive logic is the way to attain objective knowledge and people seek individualism, work with a hand-off policy from the government, and search one’s own pleasure for that is the purpose of life. Rand uses the symbolic phrase, “Who is John Galt?” to began the novel and elites the readers as well her own characters in the novel to investigate the labyrinthine meaning of the phrase throughout the book. So, the simple question is, “Who is John Galt?”
In Atlas Shrugged, United States’ government approaches the idea of, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need,” in the concept of egalitarianism, therefore seizing all the important monopolies in the economy and attempting to “equalize” the financial status and living conditions of people in different hierarchies. Dagny Taggart: vice president of Transcontinental Railroad; Hank Rearden: metal producer; Francisco d’ Anconia: distributer of copper—these are all ambitious people…

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