Essays Tagged: "Ayn Rand"

Five-page analysis of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" novel. Explains the significance of modern architecture and the modern architect.

a modern architect and society's opinion on the principles of contemporary architecture. Throughout Ayn Rand's story, many different situations arise that intentionally spark conflict in the minds of ... dern inventor through his radical designing process and his defiance to conform to society's ideals.Ayn Rand introduces Peter Keating at the same time as Roark in her story. Also an architect, Keating ...

(5 pages) 104 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Anthem" by Ayn Rand.

Alexandria MaloneyPd.1Anthem EssayIn Ayn Rand's Anthem, the author shows a civilization where people lived without personal freedom, livi ... rowing into a egoistic throughout the book. He realized the truth and practiced the worship of "I". Ayn Rand tells us to never give up our individual freedom as in this corrupt civilization where comm ...

(3 pages) 87 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ellie and Equality from Carl Sagan's "Contact" and Ayn Rand's "Anthem".

more the individual in a society where everyone was bland and submissive. Carl Sagan's Contact and Ayn Rand's Anthem feature Ellie and Equality standing out because of their determination to achieve ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ayn Rand's View of Technology as seen in the novel "Anthem".

Ayn Rand, author of the novel Anthem, had the philosophical view of both a Romantic and a Realist. S ... ty existed in which technological and individual advancement was encouraged. This background led to Ayn Rand's opinion of technology in Anthem; through the comparison of the despair of a technological ... shion wherein the people assume they can exist in a society where everyone is equal. In conclusion, Ayn Rand has a positive view on technology and sees it as the product of a society in which individu ...

(4 pages) 30 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Farewell to Manzanar, and Anthem - character analysis and compare/contrast

eanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and Ayn Rand's Anthem all learn about and accept themselves for who they are by the end of these novels. ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Fountainhead critique

successful while having morals at the same time? In the beginning of the novel, "The Fountainhead," Ayn Rand shows through her characters that one can not achieve practical success and be moral at the ... ls you can be successful in what you do.The actions of the main characters in this novel prove that Ayn Rand's philosophy does not comply with the conventional view; an individual can achieve practica ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ayn Rand and Today's Business Ethics

INTRODUCTIONThis paper is intended to give an overview over what would Ayn Rand think about today's ethics business. In order to understand her I have divided this paper i ... e point of view of her followers to the current financial scandals in the business world.I. Who was Ayn RandAyn Rand was born Alisa (Alice) Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 2, 1905. He ... hat she would never go back to Russia. As explained by Longley "In America, she took the first name Ayn (rhymes with "line") and the last name Rand (naming herself after her typewriter), and ended up ...

(7 pages) 183 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Critical essay describing the theme and stylistic elements used by Ayn Rand in "The Fountainhead" with bibliography

Egoism Versus Altruism: Ayn Rand's The FountainheadAyn Rand in her controversial novel, The Fountainhead, written in 1935, d ... he skyscraper, the novel conveys the effort to retain individuality in the face of negative forces. Ayn Rand uses scholarly diction, narrative technique, and unique imagery to institute a theme of ind ... erd mentality, and the individuals must act selfishly in order to be free.Living in St. Petersburg, Ayn Rand was influenced into writing stories with heroic visions, which thoroughly opposed the mysti ...

(9 pages) 115 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Philosphy Introductory to Ethics By Ken Burgess The essay contains three questions that the Professor asked and we had to discuss. Areas of interest that I discussed were Kant, Ayn Rand, Rawl

Ethics of Selfishness/Ethics of DutyCompare and contrast Kant and Ayn Rand on the issue of altruismAltruism is an unselfish act wherein one's intention is to benefit ...

(6 pages) 123 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Discovery Of Knowledge Shall Triumph (Anthem)

or truth. It is from these conflicts that we can compare the lives of Prometheus and Gaea, found in Ayn Rand's novella Anthem, with those of the Biblical characters found in Genesis of the Bible, Adam ... brvbar;'" (Genesis 1:16-18) Prometheus and Gaea are punished in much the same way. In Anthem, Ayn Rand writes, "We are doomed. Whatever days are left to us, we shall spend them alone. And we hav ...

(3 pages) 1695 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


PART II A. Explain why Ayn Rand introduces the literary allusion to Prometheus in Anthem. Include an image of Prometheus an ... lude an image of Prometheus and a brief summary of the story of this Greek Titan.The reason I think Ayn Rand places the allusion to Prometheus is because of the similarity of his story to the one tran ... he expresses his inner emotions through a surrogate parent/friend found in the paper.D. Is Ayn Rand's purpose in writing this novelette to entertain or to warn the reader? Why? Tell how you d ...

(2 pages) 784 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ayn Rand: Individual Vs. Collective

The word "I" has the power to allow one to express his/her "I"ndividual perspective. Ayn Rand's Anthem allows the reader to envision a world without the word "I." She creates a ba ... means that every person is an individual, but with equal rights amongst all. A quote from a popular Ayn Rand website (www.hypermall/com/cgi-bin/ is as follows, "An individualist is a ma ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


In regard to Anthem by Ayn Rand: Why is there little opposition to leaders in the society? What ideas must the average man ... ideas must the average man have accepted to live a life of obedience, drudgery, and fear? Anthem by Ayn Rand takes place in the future, in a world where everyone is the same. Or so it is the law and i ... fe of obedience, toil, and fear rises up and solidifies, which is portrayed so well in Anthem.Rand, Ayn. Anthem. 1938

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Fahrenheit 451 And Anthem Comparison Essay

ndividual who willing and capable of uncovering the truth of their society. In the novels Anthem by Ayn Rand, and Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury the main characters of the novels were able to ...

(9 pages) 14 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


1. In the novel, Anthem, Ayn Rand writes about the dangers man may face in the future by describing what happens to a boy nam ... n society.2. "Everything which comes from the many is good. Everything that come from one is evil." Ayn Rand wrote this in the end of the ninth chapter. It is typical of the story because right now Eq ...

(2 pages) 392 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand, shows the human ideal and a struggle to keep itself going in a decaying world. It depicts ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Psychological and Ethical Egoism

can deceive themselves about selfish motives4. Some appeal to pain and pleasure to instill morality.Ayn Rand is a supporter of this theory, along with Thomas Hobbs. They often use the above arguments ...

(3 pages) 80 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Anthem By:Ayn Rand

In Ayn Rand’s, “Anthem”, Equality 7-2521, is a man living in the dark ages of the future ... rew. CliffsNotes on Anthem. 25 Nov 2007, Ayn. Anthem. 1938.Peikoff, Leonard. Introduction and Appendix to Anthem. 1995.

(6 pages) 1670 0 3.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Atlas Shrugged Describe the economic and political climate of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

The economic and political climate of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged represent the polarized ideologies of her day, and make for a telling less ... he great American industrialists also led for calls of legislation and redistribution of wealth- as Ayn Rand would say, "thieves armed with bills rather than guns". While the battle field has gained c ... the public and political outcry of excess profits and monopolistic expansion of the industrialists, Ayn Rand made Atlas Shrugged a platform for her belief that great thinkers deserved their great prof ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

What We Owe Our Troops

What We Owe Our SoldiersBy Alex Epstein (November 3, 2008)Alex Epstein is an analyst at the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, focusing on business issues.More Facts: the institute promote ... ghts, focusing on business issues.More Facts: the institute promotes Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand—author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.Epstein begins his op-ed with, “Eve ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays