Individualism In The Fountainhead

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Individualism advocates that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group.Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance. Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist,a champion of individual rights , in her celebrated works Anthem and The Fountainhead upholds the cause of Individualism manifested in characters like Equality 7-2521,International 4-8818,Liberty 5-3000 and Howard Roark. The bloody dictatorships in Anthem couldn’t alter the very terms in which humans think as to eradicate the vocabulary of individuality.Consequently, main characters, in successive episodes of purposeful self-naming, subvert the discourse of the decline and thus reclaim individualism and volition.In The Fountainhead also, the whole story revolves around Roark’s struggle to retain his individuality in the face of forces bent on bringing him to heel. On the other hand, closer home contemporary Indian novelist ArvindAdiga’s The White tiger detailsBalram’s rags to riches story turns out to be an …show more content…
Below the theme of individualism has been discussed in the works Anthem, The Fountainhead and The White Tiger in a sequential fashion.
Individualism in Anthem---Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She was a champion of individual rights, which protect the sovereignty of the individual as an end in herself. Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is a very unique novella. It encircles individualism and makes the reader think of how people can conform to society and do as they are told without knowing the consequences and results of their decisions. Also, it teaches the importance of self expression and the freedom that comes along with being your own person and having the power to choose what path to take in

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