Philosophy

a gulf between us


“It’s the things that we admire or want that enslave us, and I’m not easy to bring into submission.”

The film and novel focus on Howard Roark, an individualistic young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision, following his battle to practice what the public sees as modern architecture, which he believes to be superior, despite an establishment centered on tradition-worship.

The complex relationships between Roark and the various kinds of individuals who assist or hinder his progress, or both, allow the film to be at once a romantic drama and a philosophical work. Roark is Rand’s embodiment of the human spirit, and his struggle represents the struggle between individualism and collectivism.

—Wikipedia

Ayn Rand: Explore who she was, what she wrote, and what it can mean to you.

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