Atlas Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

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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

  • The Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

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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

  • Analysis Of Atlas Shrugged

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    motor of the world Who is John Galt? John Galt is the ideal man. Ayn Rand illustrates the embodiment of the lost virtue—the human mind— in John’s character through his juxtaposition against the modern “man”. In the collectivist society portrayed in Atlas Shrugged, men are punished for using their only method of survival—thinking. John Galt utilizes his mind to create achievements and prosperity. By vowing to live his life only according to his own selfish ends, he earns the right to live freely to

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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    last lines of John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged declare the fundamental principle of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her ideology plays an integral role in her literary pieces, functioning as the motor driving the actions, goals, and beliefs of the protagonists. From the first strains of Objectivism established during her childhood in Russia, Ayn Rand would develop and cultivate her ideas further in each novel, culminating in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged. We the Living, The Fountainhead

  • Objectivism In Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand

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    Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand is a book that tackles human motive, power, and objectivism. It also challenges female stereotypes as well as a person’s purpose and drive in life. Some are driven by confidence and a need to be better, while others strive for fame and money. In the end there is a clean division drawn between these two types of people. Many themes are explored in this literary work, but the main ones that stick out are the powerful character of Dagny, the purposeful setting, and the exploration

  • Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

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    Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, displays societal destruction caused by intense government economic intervention. Rand heavily stresses Capitalistic views, however straying from “public good” appeals. On the contrary, Rand views the public good as inconsequential and possibly detrimental when considering capitalism. Ayn Rand varies from Capitalist defenders supporting views disregarding public good and considering competition driven innovation, public works downfalls, and unrestrained governmental

  • Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand Analysis

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    Ayn Rand was a woman who went through a lot of hard times that shaped her view of the world. Atlas Shrugged at its heart is about how any socialist society will ultimately fail because of the government involvement. Ayn Rand is also credited with the founding of the ideas of Objectivism, or rational individualism (Thomas). These ideals are shown throughout this entire book quite well. The reader even gets an idea of what a perfect society would be to Rand when John Galt, one of the most important

  • Social System In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    “Who is John Galt?” is the key question in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. This recurring question is in reference to the identity of a mysterious character. Its significance, however, has a far deeper meaning. The novel follows Dagny Taggart, vice president of Taggart Transcontinental Railroad. She runs the company, along with her brother James, an inept president. She later leaves the company, and teams up with Henry Rearden, creator of Rearden Metal, to build her own railroad: the John Galt

  • The Outlaw Hero: Atlas Shrugged By Ayn Rand

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    Ethan Gates 28 September 2014 ENGWR 300 Final Draft 1 Professor O’Brien The Outlaw Hero: John Galt of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand "Who is John Galt?" has become a question that has been engraved into the conservative's mind. But who exactly is he? John Galt is the main protagonist of the book (made movie) “Atlas Shrugged”. He is "the man who loves his life (923).” John Galt is a character that defies the moral code that has been established by the oppressive government regime that has sought

  • John Galt In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    “Who is John Galt?” Throughout the book Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, you continue to hear this question. At the beginning, you think it is a rhetorical question. As the book proceeds, the question is unveiled and you find out that John Galt is a hero philosopher in the book that tries to get people to take in his way of life. John Galt’s way of living has both good, and bad points. Galt lives in a world where socialism, communism and a corrupt government are the way his country runs. All of the “great

  • Analysis Of John Galt As A Hero In Atlas

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    John Galt as a character in Atlas shrugged is a major force whose every action had a profound and precise impact on the turn of events. For the major part of the book, he was an enigma whose presence was elusive. His name on people’s lips and mythical stories describing him and his exploit further fueled the perception of John Galt as a hero and a legendary figure. He was always working behind the scene until the very end when he revealed himself and got what he had always wanted; the freedom of

  • James Taggart In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    The renowned inventor Thomas Edison had once said that “five percent of the world think; ten percent think they think; and another eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” There is no doubt that James Taggart, a character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, would belong in the category of the eighty-five percent. His initial words are “don’t bother me, don’t bother me, don’t bother me.” These significant words hint at James’s unwillingness to accept reality, his disapproval of people’s success

  • Comparing Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged And The Fountainhead

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    Ayn Rand, best known for her works “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead”, was born in communist Russia and knew only the restrictive communist regime. She knew that this system was flawed and was driven to seek out a better ideals system. She had heard of America, where people were free to have opinions and pursue happiness. however, when she came, she realized a democracy is still not a perfect system, so she took to thinking. This lead ultimately to the production of an overall ideals system

  • Analysis of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Analysis of Wuthering Heights “Wuthering Heights is a strange, inartistic story”(Atlas, WH p. 299).  “Wuthering Heights is a strange sort of book” (Douglas, WH p.301).  “This is a strange book” (Examiner, WH p.302).  “His work [Wuthering Heights] is strangely original” (Britannia, WH p.305).  These brief quotes show that early critics of Emily Bronte’s first edition of Wuthering Heights, found the novel baffling in its meaning - they each agreed separately, that no moral existed within the story

  • Atlantis, A Lost Continent

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    instance, Atlas means, in Greek, "the one who could not withstand." Atlas was known as the "Pillar of Heaven", that is, its support. When Atlas became overburdened, the skies fell down, burying Atlantis. The names of Atlas and Atlantis originally came from the Sanskrit, which is the Holy Language of India, name of their Hell called Atala. This word means "Deprived of its Pillar" or, conversely "Bottomless" or, rather, "Sunken to the Bottom". Many further derivations are yet possible. Atlas is the personification

  • Hercules

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    sea Poseidon give way in battle, and wounded Ares the god of war in another battle. Hercules could toss boulders around like pebbles and move mountains that got in the way of his cattle. The possessor of superhuman strength also relieved the Titan Atlas of the burden of holding up the heavens. Like his strength Hercules’s bravery showed tremendously in times of need. Since Hercules was sentenced to many labors and accomplished the almost impossible tasks it’s safe to say that he is one of the bravest

  • Lysippos Weary Hercules Analysis

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    Lysippos’s Weary Hercules is sculpted from marble and stands an impressive ten feet, five inches tall.(Farnese Herakles). Herakles is depicted as an extremely muscular human-like and god-like being. He has the body of a god and the weariness of a human. Herakles,exhausted, leans on his club for support  after completing the last task of The Twelve Labour's. He holds in his right hand  the apples of the Hesperides behind his back, and draped over his club is a lion skin.(,,,) This statue was loved

  • The Land Of The Bible: The Sacred Bridge

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    First Reading Critique: The Sacred Bridge Anson Rainey and R. Steven Notley are the authors of The Sacred Land Bridge, which is an Atlas of the biblical world and includes maps, pictures, and historical cementation as to the significance of this region. The biblical world that this atlas focuses on is defined as the eastern Mediterranean littoral, or more commonly called the Levant in modern archeological discussions. In my critique of this book I will be focusing on pages 30-34 which will define