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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery.

Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Synopsis:

Who is John Galt? This famous rhetorical question rings through Ayn Rand's best-selling novel as the people's anthem of despair in depressed economic times. Set in the future, the novel follows capitalist magnates as they battle looters, strikers, and the impending ruin of the United States' economy. The romantic and intellectual relationship between Dagny Taggart, the heroine, and John Galt, whose identity as the leader of the strike is eventually revealed, carries the novel to its climax. This novel, controversial when it first appeared in 1957, purports Rand's objectivist philosophy that the individual is free to pursue his or her own happiness without bowing to God or society. Objectivism in action upholds full laissez-faire capitalism as the only philosophy that can protect humankind's freedom to think, to be inventive, and to live productively.

About the Author

ANDREW BERNSTEIN holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches Philosophy at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, and at the State University of New York at Purchase. Dr. Bernstein is a speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures on Ayn Rand's novels through-out the United states.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

PART ONE.

Chapter 1: The Theme.

Chapter 2: The Chain.

Chapter 3: The Top and the Bottom.

Chapter 4: The Immovable Movers.

Chapter 5: The Climax of the d'Anconias.

Chapter 6: The Non-Commercial.

Chapter 7: The Exploiters and the Exploited.

Chapter 8: The John Galt Line.

Chapter 9: The Sacred and the Profane.

Chapter 10: Wyatt's Torch.

PART TWO.

Chapter 1: The Man Who Belonged on Earth.

Chapter 2: The Aristocracy of Pull.

Chapter 3: White Blackmail.

Chapter 4: The Sanction of the Victim.

Chapter 5: Account Overdrawn.

Chapter 6: Miracle Metal.

Chapter 7: The Moratorium on Brains.

Chapter 8: By our Love.

Chapter 9: The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt.

Chapter 10: The Sign of the Dollar.

PART THREE.

Chapter 1: Atlantis.

Chapter 2: The Utopia of Greed.

Chapter 3: Anti-Greed.

Chapter 4: Anti-Life.

Chapter 5: Their Brothers' Keepers.

Chapter 6: The Concerto of Deliverance.

Chapter 7: "This is John Galt Speaking".

Chapter 8: The Egoist.

Chapter 9: The Generator.

Chapter 10: In the Name of the Best Within Us.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764585562
Author:
Bernstein, Andrew
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Foster City, CA
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Philosophy in literature
Subject:
Rand, ayn, 1905-1982
Subject:
Objectivism (Philosophy)
Subject:
Objectivism
Subject:
American
Subject:
Examinations
Subject:
Literature (Cliffs Notes)
Subject:
Reference-Study Notes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Series Volume:
943
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand's masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man's mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery.

Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

"Synopsis" by , Who is John Galt? This famous rhetorical question rings through Ayn Rand's best-selling novel as the people's anthem of despair in depressed economic times. Set in the future, the novel follows capitalist magnates as they battle looters, strikers, and the impending ruin of the United States' economy. The romantic and intellectual relationship between Dagny Taggart, the heroine, and John Galt, whose identity as the leader of the strike is eventually revealed, carries the novel to its climax. This novel, controversial when it first appeared in 1957, purports Rand's objectivist philosophy that the individual is free to pursue his or her own happiness without bowing to God or society. Objectivism in action upholds full laissez-faire capitalism as the only philosophy that can protect humankind's freedom to think, to be inventive, and to live productively.
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