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Atlas Shrugged Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 2 "The Chain" Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 2 "The Chain" Summary

Taggart Train passengers react differently to seeing the Rearden Steel plant at night. They do not grasp the complexity of a city stretching for miles with towers, bridges and cylinders of red hot metal. Some make snide comments about Hank Rearden's creative and individualistic character while Dagny's first order of Rearden Metal is being poured.

Hank Rearden, wearing a trench coat, is leaning against a column in the darkness watching his metal being created. He is a tall man of forty-five with ash-blond hair and pale blue eyes. Hank walks back to his office with a chain bracelet of Rearden Metal in his pocket. He is lonely but happy. He remembers ten years of research and solitary labors spent creating Rearden Metal. He started working in the Minnesota iron mines at fourteen years old and owned the...

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