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    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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    “Who is John Gault?” Shall this phrase be considered as a figure of speech, or even a rhetorical question? Yet while read on, readers come to realization how the expression has a more simple meaning with the answer; that John Gault is an actual man who plays an important part in the story of Atlas Shrugged. In this book, we get the answer to said question in the beginning of Part 3. Here, a lady named Dagny Taggart crashes her aircraft into Galt’s Gulch of Colorado; and meets John Galt in…

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    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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    In Atlas Shrugged, many individuals of ability faced obstacles that threatened to destroy everything they stood for. John Galt gave them a way to live their lives without those obstacles. Ragnar Danneskjöld was one of John Galt’s close friends making him one of the first to hear John’s plan to take the world back from the looters. Danneskjöld said to Hank Rearden that he loved that which had rarely been loved, namely, human ability. When he said this, he meant that many individuals in the book…

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    Atlas Shrugged Analysis

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    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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    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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    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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    Throughout the course of history, the individual has always been the driving force of progress and innovation in any society. As a result, the importance individual became the primary focus of the prominent 20th century author Ayn Rand. Best known for her novel Atlas Shrugged, Rand rose into relevance in the middle of the 20th century as an outspoken critic of communism and the founder of the philosophy of objectivism. Being born during a tumultuous time in Russian history, Rand’s early life…

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    To put it simply, I have always been good at school. The benefits of school can be seen in how I just used school as a verb. Performing well in school has always come naturally to me, about as naturally as me crying every time the shark eats the seal in Planet Earth. However, I have learned over my years in education, that my so called “natural ability” to learn is not so natural, and that I have, in actuality, worked hard to be the bright student I am today. I have completed hundreds of…

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    “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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