In the Fountainhead Kent Lansing says, “If I were asked to choose a symbol for humanity as we know it, I wouldn’t choose a cross nor an eagle nor a lion and unicorn. I’d choose three gilded balls.” Is this a reference to a pawn shop, and if so is it a positive or negative evaluation of mankind?
In The Fountainhead Roark wants to create in order to create. Does he care what happens to his work after that?
How would you evaluate a person who says that he loves The Fountainhead but loathes Atlas Shrugged?
Are Guy Francon and Eddie Willers moral equals since Francon achieved his wealth by honest means?
Should I tell my friends to read The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged first?
Do you think you could develop a friendship with Ellsworth Toohey if you were marooned on an uninhabited island with him?
Why is Roark, in The Fountainhead, able to ignore his true love for Dominique? How could he be indifferent to her for so long? Wouldn’t the rational man want to have her by his side through the many years of his struggle?
Are Robert Stadler and Gail Wynand similar in their mistaken basic premises? Whose guilt is greater?
What is the proper stance to take on pity? Should one be opposed to it in all instances or are there situations where it is a proper emotion?