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  • Social Miss Rand
    343 words
    The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism In the novel The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand uses the main character, Howard Roark, to express her daringly original philosophy -- Objectivism. Like Rousseau's 'Natural Man' in The Social Contract, Ayn Rand presents Howard as a man, as man should be -- strong-willed, self-sufficient, self-confident, and self motivated. A man who, in spite of cruelty from an un accepting society, fights to work and live as only he chooses to do so. Through the course of t...
  • General Public
    862 words
    The Fountain Head: Individualism Individualism, the only element which makes a person's character unique. In the Fountain Head, a character binds true to this belief and goes by the name of Howard Roark. This young architect who had his own viewpoint of the world and how he envisioned it, was condemned by the media and the public by doing so. Roark's lifestyle completely the mundane lifestyle that the average citizen lives. Roark conforms to only what he considers valid in his own conscience. Th...
  • Howard Roark
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    Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead presented an egoist character, Howard Roark, and portrayed him to what society needs, but unwilling to admit the necessitate. Roark's meaning of life differed from the others he associated with, which left him isolated toward them, but benefited his remarkable success in architecture. Passion, devotion, and hard work stranded Howard throughout his career even with the discouraging incidents brought to him by the devious characters, Peter Keating and Ellsworth Too hey....
  • Exchange Between Howard Roark And Peter Keating
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    The Meaning of The Fountainhead Through Quotes Literature is often a key factor in understanding the meanings of certain philosophies. If philosophy were not explained to great extent in certain works of literature, man would have no means of understanding the crucial, insightful messages behind philosophy. One such philosophy, objectivism, is represented exceptionally in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The compelling dialogue between the characters of the book allows one to uncover Ayn Rand...
  • Peter Keating And Ellsworth Toohey
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    The Number One Spot The common expression each man for himself has been heard from the beginning of time. Most people are out for themselves in the world. Sometimes this sense of individualism is a characteristic that is to be admired. Other times it is a flaw. Throughout her novel, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand shows three characters with a strong sense of individuality. Howard Roark's sense of living for himself and his beliefs are strong character traits that cause an admiration because he stick...
  • Complete Opposite Of Roark
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    In Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, there are 2 kind of attitudes and characters which pull from each other and make up the conflict of the story. There is Howard Roark the independently thinking artist, and protagonist of the story, and Henry Cameron, the man who had values like Roark, but sold out on his beliefs. There is Peter Keating, the second-hander, who takes credit for Roark's work, and is more worried about what other people think then of what his own beliefs are. He is similar to Ellswort...

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