Atlas Shrugged

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  • Atlas Shrugged Character Analysis

    Throughout the lives followed in Atlas Shrugged, each character is portrayed with their own belief system. There is James Taggart who denies reality at all costs by refusing to accept responsibility for anything. There are the “Washington men" ()who poke and prod in political games to obtain outcomes they find favorable. There is Eddie Willers, who does the best he can to make a positive impact. There is Dagny Taggart who invests her soul into the success of her businesses without any consideration for what others would say. There is John Galt who sees the downfall of mankind before it happens and creates a reality in which it never does. Then, there is Ragnar Danneskjöld, who knows the impact each of these individuals has had on society and…

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  • Objectivism In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

    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…

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  • Atlas Shrugged Analysis

    In her book, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand uses a fictional story to critique the end result of several commonplace ideologies. The book most closely deals with the ultimate result that stems from a Marxist slogan, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” The world that Rand creates has few differences from reality at its start, but as the story progresses, real world ideologies are taken to the extreme, and societal collapse appears to be imminent. Much of this is…

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  • Atlas Shrugged Analysis

    her career as a screenwriter. After struggling for several years, she began writing books. Her books THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED became the best-selling novels. She was highly appreciated for developing a philosophical system called Objectivism. .......She supported rational and ethical egoism and rejected altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral and opposed collectivism and statism as well…

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  • Objectivism And Altruism Analysis

    they have can not produce themselves. It is he, as well as all the other producers in Atlas Shrugged, that allow the looter’s to spread their Morality of Death. (mooching) Guilt is sometimes used by the collectivists in order for the producers to give out of pity. If the producers do not give to them, they are damned fiercely; being labeled as greedy, selfish, egotistical, and heartless. Rearden is confronted by this constantly as his family demands he give them more affection. his family…

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  • Ayn Rand, Reality, Reason, Self-Interest, And Capitalism

    To future philosophy student, There are four keys of Objectivism that Ayn Rand explained; Reality, Reason, Self-interest, and Capitalism. To understand her philosophy about Objectivism, you must understand them. First, let’s define the theory of Objectivism. Objectivism, according to Ayn Rand, “is the guide to your life, how to achieve things, and how to be happy. It is the fundamental, principle by which you can make your own choices” This theory is contentious due to its support of…

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  • Dystopia In Animal Farm By George Orwell

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This quote was written by George Orwell in his book Animal Farm, one of Orwell’s most famous novels. Throughout history the subject of a distant dystopia has always been explored in many works of literature. The possibility of humanity falling into a bleak and totalitarian society has always fascinated readers. These stories and themes can come to define an author and their legacy as a writer. There is no greater example of…

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  • Atlas Shrugged: A Short Story

    “Those books you read. Common Sense, Atlas Shrugged, all of them?” “Yeah?” “I had their contents stored in my brain when I was born. Every word of every book has been in my memory since I can remember. That’s how I knew they even existed. And also the location where the Mother Country stashed them. When I was fourteen, I broke open the storage unit containing them, and stole every single last one of them. The Unite was furious, but never made the heist public knowledge, and they never found out…

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  • Taggart's Objectivism In Atlas Shrugged

    A central pillar of Objectivism is the concept of an objective reality characterized by absolutes: What exists exists, and has certain properties, and obeys certain laws. James Taggart, like many of the villains of Atlas Shrugged, refuses to accept these principles. A world of immutable absolutes is a world not subject to his whims, and this frustrates him endlessly. His first words in the novel, “Don’t bother me,” foreshadow his relentless struggle to deny reality. Taggart is speaking, in this…

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  • Atlas Shrugged Critical Analysis

    Atlas Shrugged is centered around several key protagonists and antagonists. Dagny Taggart is the hero of the novel. She is the productive Vice President of Operations at Taggart Transcontinental, a railroad empire. Incompetence and excuses are all around her, but she keeps her head down and works hard, spending most of her time cleaning up the messes of others. Specifically, her brother James. Although she had worked for the railroad since she was a teenager, James inherited the business. He…

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