Atlas Shrugged Setting & Symbolism

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Taggart Transcontinental

Taggart Transcontinental is the railroad owned by siblings Jim and Dagny Taggart. The railroad is central to the action of the story, and is directly affected by the strike, which directly affects the country's economy.

D'Anconia Copper

D'Anconia Copper is the company owned by Francisco d'Anconia, which provides copper to Rearden Steel. Francisco states that his purpose is to destroy the company as a part of the strike.

Rearden Steel

The steel company owned by Hank Rearden that provides steel to Taggart Transcontinental in order to repair its rails. Rearden Steel also sells Rearden Metal.

Rearden Metal

A new alloy created by Hank Rearden that shows great progress in the industry. It is eventually taken over by the government and renamed Magic Metal.

The Valley

The valley is the community in which the strikers hide from the rest of the world. It is a completely self-sufficient...

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