Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

Who Is Eligible:

No application is required. The contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law.



Select ONE of the following three topics:

    In the novel, James Taggart’s first words are “Don’t bother me, don’t bother me, don’t bother me.” Why is this significant? How do his first words relate to his thoughts and actions throughout the novel?

    At Hank Rearden’s wedding anniversary party, a guest says “Isn’t it odd? When a politician or a movie star retires, we read front page stories about it. But when a philosopher retires, people do not even notice it.” To which, Francisco D’Anconia replies, “They do, eventually.” What does Francisco mean? How does his answer relate to the theme of the novel?

    Explain Ragnar Danneskjold’s statement that Robin Hood is the one man he is out to destroy. What is the deeper moral meaning of his claim?

Deadline: 04/28/2018 Base on last year's deadline
Amount: $50-$10,000
How to apply:

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