John Galt In Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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After expanding my knowledge of who I believe John Galt may be, I am pleased to announce the unearth of my answer. Who is John Galt? John Galt is a character in the novel “Atlas Shrugged,” written by Ayn Rand. Galt is known to be a philosopher and inventor who believes in individualism, capitalism and the significance of the human mind. He also believes in the rights of individuals to make use of his/her mind solely for him/herself. He assimilates himself as a highly independent inverse to the collectivist convivial and economic structure depicted in the novel, in which a community of all good people in a society is denied of harsh government workers and a culture that embraces mediocrity in the movement of egalitarianism, which the novel interprets as the final termination of socialistic idealism.…show more content…
made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.” (411) this excerpt decodes the message that John Galt, Hank Rearden, Dagny Taggart and other manufacturers lived by: the only motive for a business that has the potential to succeed is the earned profit. Unopened minded readers might think this message is being delivered in a negative way however, this is not the case. Hank and Dagny believe in working hard and earning what you want; in contrast to her brother James Taggart and Orren Boyle who believe in taking it. According to what I read in the novel, Taggert and Boyle see profits as opportunities to be looted and not to be earned. Galt shows that a group of looters cannot possibly run a field in which humanity advances their economic problems like a productive corporation

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