Ayn Rand Writing Styles in The Fountainhead

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Point of View

The novel is in third person and omniscient throughout the text, giving us analyses of thoughts and actions of each character. The novel is divided into four sections, each of which is named after a main character in the novel. Despite each section being named after a different character, the text essentially revolves around Howard Roark. The narrator is unknown, but we can safely assume that Ayn Rand is speaking to us and espousing her views of objectivism. She is a trustworthy narrator, meaning that we, the audience, are given clear, truthful representations of the characters and there are no surprises to be had, e.g., in certain novels, the narrators are actually confused or deceived or have imperfection information. The tone is extremely formal and moralistic, with a heavy bias for Howard Roark. The point of view clearly divides the main cast of characters into...

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