|Plot Summary of Atlas Shrugged|
|"a struggle between those willing to work for their survival and those who are only willing to be the modern day robin hoods of society."
dave dellatore, Resident Scholar
|"A romance story, of a bold engineer who inspires all his big buisness friends to "shrug" or go one strike. Shows how the world need big buisness, and objective fact."
Christopher Martin, Resident Scholar
|"There are many different themes in this book. Most notable are the tones of capitalism vs. communism and the the producers in society vs. those who mooch off of the government.
Dagny Taggart is the female protagonist. This is a story about one person's fight against government corruption and greed. As an executive for one of the biggest railroads in the country run by her brother, she is frustrated by the lack of production from other workers until she runs into Henry Rearden, a scientist who has created his own metal plant and through many hours of hard work has grown the company to be one of the best in the industry. The two discover they have a lot of ideas in common in regards to work ethic and business practices.
Against Dagny and Henry (and many other industry giants introduced in the book) is the government which believes that they should share the wealth they have created for themselves from their own hard work with the rest of the world. In addition, they should share the secrets of their success with the rest of the world so that other companies can produce the same product without having to put in the same amount of work.
SR, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Atlas Shrugged|
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Tone of book?
- fighting government corruption
Life of a profession:
- businessman, good overcoming bad ones
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
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