John Galt Essays

  • 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

  • Social System In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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    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 Line

  • 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

  • The Necessity of Selfishness

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    undesirable trait and whether or not it actually impairs society. Through Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand argues the sensibility and appropriateness of selfishness. To fully understand this issue, one must first understand the reasoning behind Rand’s opinion. John Galt illustrates that one’s very survival depends on if they can determine and meet their own needs. It is when one sacrifices their own comfort for his or her constituents’ desires that they discover the true value that self-interest holds. “ ‘Sacrifice’

  • The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation

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    novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that line of thinking; “The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.” (Rand 1066). Through Hank Rearden’s familial relationships, his struggles against the government, and John Galt’s final exposition of his philosophical discoveries, Rand explains the nature of good and evil; good can only lose if it presents itself to be negated, and evil can only triumph with good’s willing consent. Henry Rearden is the paragon of the

  • 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

  • Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_

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    Dagny that, upon becoming president of d’Anconia Copper, he “began to see the nature of the evil” (766) of the world. He saw that the world had abandoned reason—abandoned the mind. “I knew it,” he tells her, “I saw no way to fight it. John found the way” (766). John Galt’s solution, “the strike of the men of the mind” (738), prompts many men to leave their challenging professions and take on less impressive and less conspicuous careers. Yet, Francisco, uniquely among the strikers, remains where

  • 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

  • Rambo

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    Rambo: First Blood is a 1982 action film that follows John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) as he deals with life after the Vietnam War and the difficulties he must deal with. John Rambo was a war hero who had even received a medal of honor for his acts of heroism during the war. When wandering the highways of America, he reaches the town of Hope, Washington. Once he arrives he meets the town sheriff named Will Teasel who insults him. Upset, Rambo continues to head into town to get something to eat

  • The Workbox by Thomas Hardy

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    In stanza's one and two, the husband gives his wife a gift. At first she was happy to receive the gift that her husband made for her. In stanza's three, four, and five she finds out that the gift was made out of wood from the coffin of a man named John Wayward. When she learned of this information, her initial reaction towards the gift changed. Why is that? Her husband wondered the same thing. The wife became pale and turned her face aside. What part of the husband's information made her react this

  • Sir John Alexander Macdonald

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    Sir John A. Macdonald was one of Canada's founding fathers. He is most remembered as being Canada's first Prime Minister, running the government from July 1, 1867 until November 5, 1873. Macdonald would become Prime Minister once again on October 17, 1878 and would stay in this position until June 6,1891. While he was leader of the country he faced his own share of political obstacles, including Confederation, the Metis rebellion and threats of an American he is among the greatest leaders Canada

  • Herbert Blumer's Symbolic Interactionism

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    Herbert Blumer's Symbolic Interactionism THE THEORY Symbolic Interactionism as thought of by Herbert Blumer, is the process of interaction in the formation of meanings for individuals. Blumer was a devotee of George H. Mead, and was influenced by John Dewey. Dewey insisted that human beings are best understood in relation to their environment (Society for More Creative Speech, 1996). With this as his inspiration, Herbert Blumer outlined Symbolic Interactionism, a study of human group life and conduct

  • Black Elk: Uniting Christianity and the Lakota Religion

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    all involved Native Americans. However, another answer is not so obvious, because it needs deeper knowlege: There was one small Indian, who was a participant in all three events. His name was Black Elk, and nobody would have known about him unless John Neihardt had not published Black Elk Speaks which tells about his life as a medicine man. Therefore, Black Elk is famous as the typical Indian who grew up in the traditional Plains life, had trouble with the Whites, and ended up in the reservation

  • John Dillinger

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    John Dillinger On June 22, 1903 a man named John Dillinger was born. He grew up in the Oak Hill Section of Indianapolis. When John was three years old his mother died, and when his father remarried six years later, John resented his stepmother. When John was a teenager he was frequently in trouble. He finally quit school and got a job in a machine shop in Indianapolis. He was very intelligent and a good worker, but he soon got bored and often stayed out all night. His father began to think

  • Development of Friendship Between Roommates

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    will be a more trustworthy and supportive base to the relationship. So over all, the article did an excellent job reinforcing the importance of time in building a relationship through social penetration, or self-disclosure. Works Cited Berg, John H. "Development of Friendship Between Roommates." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Mississippi: American Psychological Association, Inc., 1984. 346-56.

  • The Geopolitics of Colonial Space: Kant and Mapmaking

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    quintessentially hybrid, and if it has been the practice in the West since Immanuel Kant to isolate cultural and aesthetic realms from the worldly domain, it is now time to rejoin them” (“Connecting Empire to Secular Interpretation,” CA 58). On the other hand, John Rawls and others find in Kant’s 1795 essay “On Perpetual Peace” grounds for thinking Kant provides an antidote to colonization and an effective vision for order between nations. Is it that Kant has been understood correctly by one side, misunderstood

  • Locke and the Legitimacy of the State: Right vs. Good

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    Locke and the Legitimacy of the State: Right vs. Good John Locke’s conception of the “legitimate state” is surrounded by much controversy and debate over whether he emphasizes the right over the good or the good over the right. In the midst of such a profound and intriguing question, Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration, provides strong evidence that it is ineffective to have a legitimate state “prioritize” the right over the good. Locke’s view of the pre-political state begins with his

  • Expansion vs. Preservation

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    Expansion vs. Preservation William Sonntag was acclaimed in the 1850s as a painter of the dramatic landscape. In his painting “Garden of the Gods,” Sonntag portrays a family in the time of the westward expansion. The very subtle painting, expressed by its loose brushwork, captures the shifting atmospheric contrasts of light and dark. Apparent in the painting is a family struggling to survive in nature. In the bottom left corner of the painting is a weather beaten shack, the home of the struggling

  • The Great Depression and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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    The Great Depression and John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be "the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system", few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for

  • Knights of Templar

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    Templar were the manifestation of a "new chivalry" which united the seemingly incompatible roles of monk and warrior. As the first religious military order, these dedicated men were models for successive orders including the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, later known as the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights of the Hospital of St. Mary, two contemporary, rival brotherhoods. These and other orders, flourishing during the 12th-14th centuries as protectors of the Holy Land, were the first