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Atlas Shrugged

John Galt is designed in Rand's novel to represent the creative and enterprising system that will not be denied by the collectivist vision being offered in the novel. He is to represent that...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2009 3:37 pm UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

Literal answer: The enigmatic key character in Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged." He is a genius who invented a motor that functions with revolutionary technology, that would have entirely changed...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2009 12:50 pm UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

In order to live in Galt’s Gulch, a person had to agree not to work in his own profession and give the world the benefit of his mind. Galt’s Gulch is Mulligan’s Valley. Galt tells Dagny that...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2013 12:12 am UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

Ah yes, "Who is John Galt?" First of all, you have taken this statement out of context. The novel opens with a picture of New York City under a communist regime. The city is basically in ruins....

Latest answer posted August 17, 2010 3:50 am UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

Hank Rearden, business man to be feared, and genius inventor of an innovative new type of metal, has always put work first in his life. His work is the only thing that gives him true joy, and he...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2009 1:21 am UTC

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The novel itself is not a mystery novel, or even a suspense novel; rather, it is a political allegory written to point out the dangers of a government that takes control of private sectors under...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2010 9:06 am UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

In Ayn Rand's classic Atlas Shrugged, Robin Hood is the embodiment of the ideal the author wishes to see destroyed in two intertwined ways. First, he robbed the rich to give to the poor. Holding...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2008 10:34 am UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

An interesting theme in this novel is the idea of personal integrity and the importance of being true to one's self. For some of these characters, integrity is an all or nothing proposition. If...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2011 12:46 pm UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

Hank has only known Francisco from his reputation in the papers, which has been deliberately slanted to give the impression that he is an inveterate, dissipated playboy. Hank, though he doesn't...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2010 8:07 am UTC

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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's final novel. It illustrates Rand's theory of Objectivism, which involves emphasizing the importance to society of offering the greatest amount of freedom possible to a...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2020 12:47 pm UTC

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