Atlas Shrugged Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Part 1, Chapter 1 "The Theme"

* The book begins with the enigmatic question: Who is John Galt?

* Eddie Willers recalls his youth with Dagny and James Taggart.

* Eddie is now working for his former childhood friends.

* Dagny's expertise about the trains is demonstrated in her knowing what to do when the train she is riding comes to an unexpected stop.

* Amid all the financial problems with Taggart Transcontinental, the theme of Halley's Fifth Concerto indicates that the problems will grow larger.

Part 1, Chapter 2 "The Chain"

* The opening picture of Hank Rearden is that of a man enjoying the sight of his productive accomplishments.

* Rearden returns home late to endless criticism from his pseudo-socialist family.

* Rearden's proud gift of a crude bracelet made from the first pouring of Rearden Metal is ridiculed by his wife Lillian.

* Phillip gets a $10,000 donation to the charity he is raising money...

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