Ayn Rand's Philosophy Of Objectivism

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Howard Roark is the ultimate embodiment of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism. Objectivism advocates for the rejection of altruism and the pursuit of self-happiness, which is precisely how Roark lives his life. According to Rand, Roark “struggles for the integrity of his creative work against every form of social opposition.” Roark is Rand’s depiction of the ideal human being due to his indefectible pursuance of rational self-interest. Rand regards as ideal for a human being because he is the epitome of a freethinker. Although readers don’t see Roark’s journey towards self-reliance, Roark starts the book as an individualist and ends as one, undergoing almost no character development throughout the novel. The fact that he does not change
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