I agree 100%! I guess it is out of character for Roark to "wine & dine" anyone. Too sociable and conventional I suppose (ha).
|Personally, as a member of the female species, I think he should of wined and dined her first. I did find that scene a bit disturbing, but I let my teenage daughter read the book anyway. Maybe it was date rape without the date. I think Rand was trying to be controversial and spice things up, sort of a philosophical publicity stunt. |
I, too, have a teen daughter (btw - I'm just north of your in Milwaukee) and I would not hesitate to let her read the book. But if something like this happened to her, and I found out about it, you can bet I would be calling the police.
Yes, I think the scene was likely an attempt to get some publicity for her book. This was in the mid to late 30's, I believe, so it would've been quite controversial. Does anyone know if it got the "buzz" going about the book and/or increased sales? Seems I read somewhere that the book sold via word of mouth primarily.