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I think that what Francisco did would not violate the oath. The actual oath that had to be sworn to join the strikers is described in Part III Chapter One as follows: I SWEAR BY MY LIFE AND MY LOVE OF IT THAT I WILL NEVER LIVE FOR THE SAKE OF ANOTHER MAN, NOR ASK ANOTHER MAN TO LIVE FOR MINE. This does not seem to forbid all work; rather it forbids a ...


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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it was all three. The scene was reinforcing the point that, once talented people like Francisco d'Anconia are out of the picture, they end up getting replaced with people like Tinky Holloway and Wesley Mouch. The book also points out its effect on Hank Reardon, who agreed to quit and disappear shortly after this ...


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Okay, to begin with you must not think merely of money as the motivator in human existence. Ayn Rand wrote both of these books to promote her own philosophy called objectivism, which is the premise that there is only this world, what you and I see and create it to be. Her ideas extend throughout the text to the conclusion that man defines his objective ...


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Early on, Stadler's great crime was endorsing the creation of the State Science Institute. That alone made him a looter. And that is why Dagny was reluctant to go see him about the motor.


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In addition to the good points that @jo1storm made, I'll add a few thoughts. I think that the largest point is that Francisco d'Anconia was following the morality of the day to the hilt. He had the following discussion with James Taggart about the mines: "I'm entitled to an explanation! You owe your stockholders an account of the whole disgraceful affair!...


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Gail through his newspaper always criticized the great work of talented artists. And the people with no understanding of arts used to follow his newspaper's views and never gave talented artists what they deserved. Howard Roark was a talented young artist with a rich taste of architecture. This means if he want to be recognized for his work, he will have to ...


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