Mind: Atlas Shrugged Part One Chapters I-V
|The PROPEL™ Ayn Rand Meetup® groups will discuss these Objectivist Inquiry™ questions for Atlas Shrugged Part One Chapters I-V by Ayn Rand:|
Characterize the major players mentioned so far:
- Eddie Willers
- James Taggart
- Dagny Taggart
- Henry Rearden
- Lillian Rearden
- Francisco d'Anconia
- Ellis Wyatt
- Dan Conway
What motivates Henry Rearden to undertake the enormously difficult task of creating Rearden Metal?
Why does Henry Rearden tolerate the emotional abuse and ingratitude of those closest to him?
Why does Francisco d'Anconia transform from a productive industrialist into a worthless playboy?
Why does Francisco d'Anconia undertake the financially disastrous San Sebastian Mines project?
Did you agree with Ayn Rand's portrayal of the nature of virtue and vice in the characters so far introduced?
Did you agree with Henry Rearden's focus on his work at the expense of his relations with his family?
Did you agree with Dagny Taggart's decision to use Rearden Metal for her railroad despite its novelty and lack of a long term track record?
Did you agree with Francisco d'Anconia's deliberate decision to create worthless mines for the Mexican government to nationalize?
In what ways did this novel influence your values?