Ayn Rand the Fountainhead Essay

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  • Analysis Of Ayn Rand 's ' The Fountainhead '

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    27 October 2017 Objectivism in The Fountainhead Not many authors create philosophies to include in their novels, but Ayn Rand did. Ayn Rand used her philosophy in the main characters and influenced American society during the Cold War with her novel The Fountainhead. Through the actions of the protagonist Howard Roark, Ayn Rand demonstrates her philosophy of objectivism and her belief in individualism which reflect her opposition towards communism. Ayn Rand was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in

  • Collectivism In Anthem To The Fountainhead, By Ayn Rand

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    Collectivism is a very common theme in Ayn Rand’s writing. From Anthem to The Fountainhead, her opinion is very clear: individualism is the source of freedom and joy, while collectivism is the root of sorrow and slavery. In Anthem, the main character, Equality 7-252, has grown up in a collectivist society that has remained strong for centuries. In that society, no one has had the choice to do what they want to do, love what (or who) they love, and simply be who they are. That society praises the

  • Individualism and Collectivism in Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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    Cook is a writer of nonsense who exercises nonconformity and is under the control of Toohey. However, her pursuit of nonconformity, often thought to be the opposite of blind obedience, is merely a variation on the same theme. In Fountainhead, Ayn Rand explores the theme of individualism versus collectivism, not only in politics but in mans soul; the psychological motivations and the basic premises that produce the character of an individualist or a collectivist. Howard Roark is an adamant

  • Social Conformity In The Fountainhead, By Ayn Rand

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    conformity. This social conditioning is the source of all challenges that individuals are faced with in life. In the masterpiece The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, the protagonist Howard Roark is considered to be a moral ideal that others must attempt to mirror. In the midst of unimaginable distress and agony, Roark remains valiant and never ceases to remain true to himself. Rand considered this trait to be one in which society should abide by – a quality of stubbornness to shuffle into the river of social

  • The Perspective Of Objectivism In The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand

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    introduced in the novel The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Rand desired to have a strong-willed character with the ability to influence the readers to invariably support that character from his dull to his great circumstances. The novel's idealistic protagonist, Howard Roark, thinks and moves without a hint of a flaw. Without the liberality of feelings that confounds an individual, Roark trusts himself to be the best and he couldn't care less in the event that others suspect as much. Ayn Rand depicts her character

  • Essay on Objective Objectivism in The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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    that moral good is objectively (based on facts rather than feelings or opinions) real or that moral precepts are objectively valid.” (Webster). Demonstrated by Ayn Rand in the book, The Fountainhead, objectivism seems to most, to be morally wrong, and socially impractical, despite seeming to be a stress-free way of life. In The Fountainhead, Howard Roark does not see relationships as necessary, but as a means to an end. For America to be purely objectivist would tear the country apart, in the sense

  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

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    Fountainhead and The open boat In today’s world there are many kinds of people that do things at their own free will. In the novel “The Fountainhead” it is shown that people made their own decisions to go where they wanted to go in their own free will. In the story “The Open Boat” men have shown to open to their own instincts and follow their own path for survival. Both stories show many forms of determinism, objectivism, naturalism, collectivism, realism, etc. All to be shown at their own free

  • Not an Ayn Rand Essay

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    The fiction novel, The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand is based off of her philosophy of Objectivism. Ayn Rand defines and separates her philosophy of Objectivism into four different and distinct parts. The first part Ayn Rand explains is Metaphysics. Metaphysics is an objective reality where you only accept facts as reality and not fantasies or desires. The next part of Objectivism is Epistemology, which is reasoning by perceiving reality by using knowledge or facts as your guide. The third part is

  • Analysis Of The Fountainhead

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    The Fountainhead is an American black and white drama film which was released in 1949. It is an adaptation of the novel called Fountainhead, written by Ayn Rand, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. Both the novel and the film rotate around the central character – Howard Roark, who gets rusticated from his university for having a very different train of thought and vision in architecture than what his professors would deem him to have. He then voluntarily chooses to struggle rather than

  • Roark And Peter Gaining And Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, The American Dream

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    any knowledge man acquires is acquired by his own will and effort, and that that is his distinction in the universe, that is his nature, his morality, his glory,” a quote from Rand’s “For the New Intellectual” that defines one of the topics in Fountainhead; the American Dream. The characters Howard Roark and Peter Keating strive for their dreams, reflecting different sides of the path of success society created of the communal mind, and individuals created of the independent mind. “The upward journey

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