The Fountainhead Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

How is love portrayed in the novel? Do Keating and Wynand truly love Dominique?

Topic 2

Why is there a scene between Roark and the Dean of the school, and how does it set the stage for Roark’s struggles?

Topic 3

How is violence (whether physical or psychological) depicted in the novel, and why is it condoned in some instances?

Topic 4

What is the role of women in the novel? What purpose does Katie serve and how is she different from Dominique?

Topic 5

Which philosophical and political systems are attacked in the novel? What was happening in historical context during the writing of this book?

Topic 6

Ayn Rand has stated before that the main crux of the novel is about individualism opposed to collectivism, but she does not mean that in a political sense. In what sense does she mean it?

Topic 7

Peter Keating starts out as...

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