|The PROPEL™ Ayn Rand Meetup® groups will discuss these Objectivist Inquiry™ questions for Atlas Shrugged Part Three Chapters I-V by Ayn Rand:|
Describe the hidden valley in which Dagny Taggart finds herself.
While in the valley, why does Dagny Taggart decide to break her romance with Hank Rearden?
Why does Dagny Taggart decide to return to the outer world?
Why does James Taggart coerce Dagny Taggart into appearing on Bertram Scudder's radio show?
Why does Dagny Taggart take her affair with Henry Rearden public?
Why does Henry Rearden accept Dagny Taggart's romantic break from him so gracefully?
Describe Project X and the role of Dr. Robert Stadler in it.
Describe the Railroad Unification Plan and why James Taggart supports it.
Characterize Cuffy Meigs.
Describe the Argentina deal and why James Taggart supports it.
Describe Cherryl Taggart's transformation over the year of her marriage to James Taggart.
What motivates James Taggart's desire to destroy Francisco d'Anconia and Cherryl Taggart?
Contrast the serial monogamy of Dagny Taggart against that of Lillian Rearden.
Why does Henry Rearden divorce Lillian Rearden and bribe the legal system so as to leave her with nothing?
Why does Dagny Taggart agree to have dinner with the immoral central planners?
Why does John Galt break his original agreement with himself and consummate his love for Dagny Taggart before she joins the strikers?
Did you consider the valley a realistic depiction of the best possible in human beings?
Did you agree with the wisdom of Dagny Taggart's decision to break from Henry Rearden for the sake of pursuing John Galt despite the risk of ending with no one?
Did you agree with Dagny Taggart's decision to return to the outer world?
Did you agree with Dagny Taggart's decision to make her affair with Henry Rearden public?
Did you find Henry Rearden's graceful acceptance of Dagny Taggart's decision to break from him believable?
Did you agree with Henry Rearden's decision to bribe the legal system to get the divorce decree he desired?
Did you find Dr. Robert Stadler's acquiescence to the trickery of Dr. Floyd Ferris credible?
Did you find the sweeping, coercive economic vision of the Railway Unification Plan and the Argentina deal believable, i.e. something that could happen in the real world with the support of business owners?
Evaluate the character of Cherryl Taggart and whether she could have found another way to relief besides suicide.
Did you find the nihilism of James Taggart believable?
Did you find the foul character of the central planners around the dinner table believable?
Did you find the widespread lack of ability among the tunnel workers believable?
Did you find the lovemaking session between John Galt and Dagny Taggart believable?
In what ways did this novel influence your values?