Atlas Shrugged Themes

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The Mind

The mind is core to the plot of the story. The strike is a strike of the mind. Rand, through the strikers, contends that without the mind, society cannot function. As the great minds of society withdraw, it becomes more apparent how important the mind is to the function of the world. While laborers take actions that make society keep going, it is under the direction of the thinkers that this happens. Without the great minds, the laborers are at a loss as to what to do, and progress no longer occurs.

Integrating Mind and Body

The dichotomy of the mind and body is continually addressed throughout Atlas Shrugged. While many believe that the mind and body are separate, and must be dealt with in different realms, Rand believes the mind and body are inseparable. This is manifested in Dagny, who believes that her physical desires arise...

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