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    Atlas

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    Atlas In Greek Mythology, the Titans were a race of giants. Atlas was the strongest of all the titans. His father was titan Iapetus and his mother was the Sea Nymph Clymene. His brothers were Prometheus and Cronus. Atlas was the father of the Hesperides (Daughters of the Evening,) the Hyades, and the Pleiades. He was also the king of the legendary Atlantis. In etymology Atlas means “bearer'; or “endurer.'; An image of Atlas is a person with the world on his back. Also a book of maps is

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    atlas shrugged

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    Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother’s office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and

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    The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged

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    The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged In this world, and in the world of Ayn Rand’s imagination, there are two kinds of people: those who live to create, and those who wish to live as parasites feeding off the benefits of those creations. In Atlas Shrugged, she explores what might happen when the creators of the world stop creating; the parasites are left to try to live on their own. The novels that Miss Rand writes always reflect this sort of thing. She writes of the battle between the two types

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    Government’s Grasp Atlas Shrugged tells the story of a failing United States economy, characterized by strict government regulation and the sudden disappearance of many of the country’s most influential industrialists. Through this setting, along with a mysterious strike lead by John Galt, the movie’s message becomes clear; to promote a laissez-faire economy that cultivates individual achievement, and denounce one dominated by political bosses and corruption. As early as the opening scene, Atlas Shrugged reveals

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    Atlas Shrugged Analysis

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    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand takes place in the United States where Dagny Taggart, the vice president of Taggart Transcontinental Railroad, is trying to rebuild the failing Rio Norte Line which is a big railroad in the Colorado area. Dagny goes to visit the Rio Norte Line to inspect it and sees that it is doing more poorly than she thought. She heads back to Taggart Transcontinental Railroad to talk to her brother Jim Taggart, the president of Taggart Transcontinental. She explains to her brother how

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    Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    manipulating the words and context of prominent historical figures? Sadly, this is common place for individuals creating an editorial based on opinion. Alex Gibney distorts Ayn Rand’s, Atlas Shrugged and her philosophy, in order to portray her as a supporter of greedy American CEOs. Ayn Rand is the writer of Atlas Shrugged and the philosopher credited as the founder of the creed of objectivism. Rand defines objectivism as a philosophy based on the

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    The Triumphant Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged In reading the fiction works of Ayn Rand, one becomes quickly aware of her use of characterization to display a set of mores that apply to a group in today's society she is describing. In Anthem, for instance, even the names hold significance toward the point of the story. The name Liberty 5-3000, a gross smear of the philosophy of her world, becomes The Golden One, and then Gaea in the eyes of the protagonist. This use

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    Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text The process of reading places the author, text, and reader into a dynamic relationship in which, through a fusion of the author's literary vision and the reader's creativity, the text is transformed into an informative and enjoyable experience. This process is especially apparent in the novel form. As the theorist Wolfgang Iser states, a novel must be "conceived in such a way that it will engage the readers imagination in the task of working

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    Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

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    A number of characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the concept of goodness and what qualities constitute a good person and one that fails to meet this definition. It is evident at times through the author’s sarcasm although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions that their ideas of good are not on the mark. In fact, their drive to talk incessantly resolves nothing and devalues the meaning of almost every word. This same group

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    The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Capitalism, according to John Galt, is "mutual trade to mutual advantage," (Rand Atlas Shrugged 989) or as Adam Smith put it: "[trade] by mutual consent and to mutual advantage." In true capitalism, the economy is strictly separated from the state, just as there is a separation between church and state in the USA. This basic tenet of capitalism describes the only economic system that can be morally justifiable. Communism, fascism, socialism

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